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<Link> Bacteria Use Brainlike Bursts of Electricity to Communicate
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Apparently bacteria can communicate and collectively make decisions (LINK), despite lacking brains, or even neurons for that matter. The comparisons with the Sephirotic Noosphere are obvious.
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Excellent! I wonder if this would work underground, in the deep hot biosphere.
I have noticed that Stephen Baxter is using the idea of a subterranean noosphere in his Proxima trilogy- he even calls it that.
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Quotes from the article:

“I think these are arguably the most important developments in microbiology in the last couple years,” said Ned Wingreen, a biophysicist who researches quorum sensing at Princeton. “We’re learning about an entirely new mode of communication.”

“Basically, we’re observing a primitive form of action potential in these biofilms,” Süel said. “From a mathematical perspective they’re both exactly the same. It’s just that one is much faster.”
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(12-27-2018, 11:00 PM)stevebowers Wrote: Excellent! I wonder if this would work underground, in the deep hot biosphere.
I have noticed that Stephen Baxter is using the idea of a subterranean noosphere in his Proxima trilogy- he even calls it that.

It it did, it might form the basis for, or at least be a component of, BioGeoComputing substrates.

Todd
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