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    Thread: Hungry hive mind loophole: wouldn't they lose interest?
Post: RE: Hungry hive mind loophole: wouldn't they lose ...

I think for "a standard" hivemind, for the network to remain stable over time, any sort of "leave hivemind" desire would have to be very constrained in the sophonts goal complex. Whether whatever proc...
echammond General Setting Discussion 17 181 03-14-2023, 08:33 AM
    Thread: Virtual modosophont population estimates: Should we reduce the uncertainty?
Post: RE: Virtual modosophont population estimates: Shou...

I don't really have any sort of preference for the values of the numbers themselves - the range of "realistic" numbers you can come up with based on computational capacity and brain size for example s...
echammond General Setting Discussion 11 131 12-24-2022, 07:40 PM
    Thread: Exotic Virches of Kokoda
Post: RE: Exotic Virches of Kokoda

Drashner1 Wrote: (11-15-2022, 01:43 PM) -- Not to rain on any parades here, but I feel I must point out that it is explicitly stated in the article that: These spaces are beyond what baseline and ...
echammond Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 40 454 11-16-2022, 08:48 AM
    Thread: Exotic Virches of Kokoda
Post: RE: Exotic Virches of Kokoda

I am loving this article coming together - virches and especially exotic ones are something I have always wanted to add more of to the setting, but I end up really bad at coming up with any ideas Im h...
echammond Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 40 454 11-15-2022, 01:23 AM
    Thread: Topic Update - Groupminds
Post: RE: Topic Update - Groupminds

I'm working on a full reply post to all the previous comments today. But I just wanted to say (a) a quick thanks to anyone whose already given feedback on my first draft. And (b) to Drashner: ...
echammond Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 15 208 06-28-2022, 08:47 PM
    Thread: Topic Update - Groupminds
Post: RE: Topic Update - Groupminds

Draft 2 posted. All changed are in bold. In general, I consider the article too dry but I will work on the narrative flow after the content is more nailed down. Some feedback and help I'm look...
echammond Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 15 208 06-28-2022, 06:08 AM
    Thread: Topic Update - Groupminds
Post: RE: Topic Update - Groupminds

Groupminds From many simple elements interacting in complex and creative ways, a greater whole will often emerge. Since the advent of the scientific exploration of the mind, this has been evident...
echammond Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 15 208 06-28-2022, 06:04 AM
    Thread: Topic Update - Groupminds
Post: RE: Topic Update - Groupminds

Dfleymmes1134 Wrote: (05-26-2022, 01:41 AM) -- The previous group mind thread in question https://www.orionsarm.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=5395&highlight=Group+mind I like where a lot of this ...
echammond Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 15 208 05-26-2022, 05:02 AM
    Thread: Topic Update - Groupminds
Post: Topic Update - Groupminds

After initiating a new debate over groupminds in OA a while ago, I thought I would get something written up and on the site, even if I wasn't super happy with the first public draft. Below is my propo...
echammond Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 15 208 05-25-2022, 06:03 PM
    Thread: An opened ended thread on how OA inhabitants answer questions about group minds
Post: RE: An opened ended thread on how OA inhabitants a...

Rynn Wrote: (04-15-2022, 04:55 AM) -- I’m not so sure we need to get too far into the weeds of it. I’m wary of terminology bloat (realistically are we going to write 3/4 new terms into the EG?). But ...
echammond General Setting Discussion 65 548 04-15-2022, 05:37 AM
    Thread: An opened ended thread on how OA inhabitants answer questions about group minds
Post: RE: An opened ended thread on how OA inhabitants a...

Replying to both Drashner and Rynn: I agree that this broad axis of connectivity or synchronization is really the biggest or most important dimension in the space of groupminds. Looking purely at te...
echammond General Setting Discussion 65 548 04-15-2022, 04:21 AM
    Thread: An opened ended thread on how OA inhabitants answer questions about group minds
Post: RE: An opened ended thread on how OA inhabitants a...

They are a largely disorganized series of streams-of-consciousness type thoughts, so I wouldn't expect much from reading them. But I thought I may as well link the notes of group minds I've had over...
echammond General Setting Discussion 65 548 04-13-2022, 06:57 AM
    Thread: An opened ended thread on how OA inhabitants answer questions about group minds
Post: RE: An opened ended thread on how OA inhabitants a...

Drashner1 Wrote: (04-12-2022, 11:12 PM) -- So - Suggested definitions/defining descriptions? Todd -- My attempt at beginning to build a taxonomy of group minds (and adjacent concepts of self). ...
echammond General Setting Discussion 65 548 04-13-2022, 06:26 AM
    Thread: An opened ended thread on how OA inhabitants answer questions about group minds
Post: RE: An opened ended thread on how OA inhabitants a...

ThatOneGuy33 Wrote: (04-08-2022, 10:51 AM) -- Worth mentioning that the society in question is very “artificial”, you can see that discussion on the thread. Also also worth mentioning that the societ...
echammond General Setting Discussion 65 548 04-08-2022, 11:00 AM
    Thread: An opened ended thread on how OA inhabitants answer questions about group minds
Post: RE: An opened ended thread on how OA inhabitants a...

Rynn Wrote: (04-08-2022, 09:27 AM) -- @ThatOneGuy33 if I’m understanding you correctly I don’t think you’re really talking about a hive mind. Correct me if I’m wrong, but your scenario sounds like it...
echammond General Setting Discussion 65 548 04-08-2022, 10:01 AM
    Thread: An opened ended thread on how OA inhabitants answer questions about group minds
Post: RE: An opened ended thread on how OA inhabitants a...

ThatOneGuy33 Wrote: (04-08-2022, 09:12 AM) -- echammond Wrote: (04-08-2022, 08:13 AM) -- ThatOneGuy33 Wrote: (04-08-2022, 07:56 AM) -- One last little side note: What do you guys think of a groupmi...
echammond General Setting Discussion 65 548 04-08-2022, 09:33 AM
    Thread: An opened ended thread on how OA inhabitants answer questions about group minds
Post: RE: An opened ended thread on how OA inhabitants a...

Rynn Wrote: (04-08-2022, 08:22 AM) -- Short on time this eve but a group mind of group minds sounds like a “hive tribe”. A tribe mind that consists of hive minds, each hive mind is formed of drones t...
echammond General Setting Discussion 65 548 04-08-2022, 09:08 AM
    Thread: An opened ended thread on how OA inhabitants answer questions about group minds
Post: RE: An opened ended thread on how OA inhabitants a...

ThatOneGuy33 Wrote: (04-08-2022, 07:56 AM) -- One last little side note: What do you guys think of a groupmind made of other smaller groupminds? This goes back to what I was saying earlier, a groupmi...
echammond General Setting Discussion 65 548 04-08-2022, 08:13 AM
    Thread: An opened ended thread on how OA inhabitants answer questions about group minds
Post: RE: An opened ended thread on how OA inhabitants a...

echammond Wrote: (04-08-2022, 06:11 AM) -- As a side note - if anyone in the thread would like to give dimensions or axes or categories they might think fit into a "Taxonomy of Group Minds" article t...
echammond General Setting Discussion 65 548 04-08-2022, 06:12 AM
    Thread: An opened ended thread on how OA inhabitants answer questions about group minds
Post: RE: An opened ended thread on how OA inhabitants a...

Drashner1 Wrote: (04-08-2022, 12:05 AM) -- a) At the start of the thread you raised the question of rights, responsibility, and welfare and where they should be assigned when considering a tribe/grou...
echammond General Setting Discussion 65 548 04-08-2022, 06:11 AM