reply to post by bubbabuddha
Yes, I know about the idea of the Earth as a living organism, and I agree with it. Nicholas Tesla said that what we called inanimate matter was, in
fact, alive, but in a way we could not perceive.
A few years ago, the pentagon released an image in 3D of the known universe. They changed it a few days later; the first one looked like a double
helix... the second looked more like chaos than cosmos.
I saw a documentary about AIs. They had 4 robots. They had no means of communication. To "feed", they needed to hit 2 barrels, separated by a few
feet, and then run under a lamp that would give light for a minute.
Soon enough, realizing they lost a big amount of time running between the last barrel and the tunnel of light (!), they began working as a team. 2
would hit simultaneously the barrels while a third waited under
the light. They then changed place and began the routine again. ( But then,
greed appeared in one of the robot, and as soon as the light would be on, he would ram the one underneath the light to take the time of this other,
and acted very aggressively against the others, like a cancer... )
A similar experience was made, but only virtually. The scientists had made a program where you would see green bars of a certain length, programmed
to reproduce themselves by creating another green bar every X time. Everything was fine at first, and then, some shorter bars appeared, of different
colors. They were bar reproduced with an error. Time went by, and then, scientists saw "super-organism" appear, built by the association of
different colored segment; each one provided what the other lacked. Groups formed, and some were very predatory, "attacking" other bars to "steal"
the codes they had in them, so the predators could fill parts they were missing.
It was incredibly eloquent of life, and consciousness.
But until I saw the news in the OP, I never made the link, even tho I knew we had micro-organisms in us that lived in symbiotic relation.
It also makes me curious as to what we really look like; I mean, as in the video you posted, ants have different "specialization" resulting in
different shapes inside one colony. If you can achieve that with food, directly, on a specie, what would be the result for us, should we remove
the influence of certain micro-organism.
Would we be weaker, or stronger?
Also, you might like Howard Bloom's "The Lucifer Principle". He made at least 2 books. Totally related to the topic. A must!