22 February 2017

octobrains



Did the 100s of smelling, tasting, feeling suckers on the 8 legs of an octopus do a similar thing for the octopus brain as the evolution of hands did to ours  ?... and did the decentralised architecture of the octopus brain reduce the impact the 8 arm rich information stream had on evolving a complex central brain?

Or was it that without the single repeated architecture of the mammalian neocortex as general intelligence engine, gains made in complexity in those sensory streams were not as reusable toward the evolution of a more general intelligence ??


12 February 2017

mr robot guess #254


The world is simulation. The Facility has detected existence of the real world - one level up from the sim. Mr Robot is not Elliot’s father, but from one level up - and runs as an instance in Elliot’s brain from time to time — sometimes sharing.
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Naah . I withdraw this guess - It doesn't account for the time trickery ... possibly.

take the lead and run with it

how funny would it be if all the lunacy of colonialism was a result of lead plumbing for the aristocracy . NOT

lead is a neurotoxin with evidence showing loss of executive discretion, btw
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but of course lead doesn't quite so neatly explain all the current day pathologies
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except for maybe by ... sheer inertia

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like if you inherit a system with lunatic aggression providing you all sorts of crazy power, a understandable reaction might be to simply continue in that vein.

'run with it'

Take the lead and run with it - a lunatic theory for the early anthropocene