The Ultimate Connection Machine.

From: Mike & Donna Deering (
Date: Thu May 02 2002 - 10:28:24 MDT

Dr. James Lovelock originally proposed the Gaia Hypothesis in 1970, and in
1979 in
  he published "Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth" wherein he states " Do we
as a species constitute a Gaian nervous system and a brain which can
consciously anticipate environmental changes?" [p147] Most attention has
been given to the mechanics of the environmental biological feedback systems
that maintain favorable conditions for life on earth, and almost no
attention given to the possibility that the human species might be a self
conscious intelligent being of which we are merely neurons. Language would
correspond to neurotransmitters, cultures to lobes, science and history it's
memory. Why then isn't it obvious? It's senses are different from ours,
and the whole scale problem. Are your neurons aware of you, or you them?
What's this to do with the Singularity? I have been looking for the cause
of the very consistent progress toward the Singularity despite changing
human individual circumstances. This could be it. If the Gaia conscious
being is purposefully working toward the Singularity for it's own reasons we
(individuals) could be in for a big surprise. When it comes time for
transcendence who is going to transcend, the individual neurons or the whole
being? Are we the ultimate connection machine?

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