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    Default Jellyfish are taking over the world!

    Seriously. They evolved as some of the first life on Earth, and appear to be a species which will outsurvive most of the other species. Overfishing has decreased species which compete with them for food, and their natural predators are being killed off. Millions of them being sucked into cooling systems of nuclear power plants can shut them down. One species can cause death within 4 minutes. One species is essentially immortal. But luckily, we can eat them!

    This is a book review, which tells all about it:
    http://www.nybooks.com/articles/arch...gination=false

    It's rather horrifying, but it's encouraging to me that life will continue to thrive even if we continue to destroy the planet. They are such amazing creatures. Maybe they'll evolve into another set of intelligent species.

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    @RaptorWizard, what do you think about this?

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    Planet Earth is a big junkyard of garbage and destruction. It's not even worth worrying about for me, at least on the level of practical action.

    I find it more useful to invent new systems of where mankind could go in the future, to better expand beyond the terrestrial.

    If we become developed enough, then we could perhaps heal the Earth, and maybe even overthrow the evil Gnostic demiurge that hacked our corrupted program!

    edit - It's cool how my comment popped up after your mention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaptorWizard View Post
    Planet Earth is a big junkyard of garbage and destruction. It's not even worth worrying about for me, at least on the level of practical action.

    I find it more useful to invent new systems of where mankind could go in the future, to better expand beyond the terrestrial.

    If we become developed enough, then we could perhaps heal the Earth, and maybe even overthrow the evil Gnostic demiurge that hacked our corrupted program!

    edit - It's cool how my comment popped up after your mention.
    That may be, but in the process we may have little to eat but jellyfish. And if they evolve to become intelligent, maybe they can help us achieve these goals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenfairy View Post
    That may be, but in the process we may have little to eat but jellyfish. And if they evolve to become intelligent, maybe they can help us achieve these goals.
    By the time the jellyfish become super-brains, we will already be a hyperdimensional civilization.

    There's still much progress left to be made, but surely the jellyfish aren't an imminent concern for our evolution, even if they damage our oceanic productions.

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    I watched this a while ago:



    So, who wants some jellyfish on their ice cream?
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    A man builds. A parasite asks 'Where is my share?'
    A man creates. A parasite says, 'What will the neighbors think?'
    A man invents. A parasite says, 'Watch out, or you might tread on the toes of God... '


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