- Jul 2017
- Crows nest
I just remembered a speculative documentary series from the early 2000s called "The future is wild". It envisioned how life on the planet may evolve far in the future. One episode showed octopi having evolved to live on land, or rather in trees, where they swung from branch to branch, the apes of their day. Well worth watching.Cephalopods (not Cthulhu) were the brainiacs of the planet for a while: I doubt their brains work the same, yet we evaluate them in terms of tasks we can understand (solving puzzles,etc.). They can do unique things with each of 8 arms at the same time: a good portion is autonomic, but some is voluntary. What's that thing about signing your name and swinging a leg counter-clockwise?