The Kraken by Barak Ashraf [cghub | facebook]
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I’m tired of living in a world of transactions. This for that. Usually taking, not giving. I don’t want for much, but something, sometimes would be nice. I feel like the only person that’s actually alive in the multitude of desensitized minds. I don’t know how many more passive agressions and…
“Bacterial colonies learn. The response of the P. vortex bacteria to non-lethal levels of the antibiotic Septrin. The normal growth pattern in the absence of the antibiotic is shown in panel A. The effect of the first exposure is shown in panel B. The response in a second encounter is shown in panel C. The antibiotic stress induces the bacteria to intensify chemotactic attraction and form larger vortices. This clever strategy protects the bacteria since, as in larger vortices, the antibiotic is diluted by lubricating fluid they excrete. The bacteria enhance their repellent chemotactic signaling to push the vortices away from the antibiotic more rapidly. The ‘higher complexity for greater adaptability’ behavior is manifested in the fact that the growth pattern in panel B is less complex than that in panel A. Learning from experience is exemplified in panel C. Upon second encounter with the antibiotic the colony expands faster and the pattern is more complex.”
— Eschel Ben-Jacob, Yoash Shapira, and Alfred I. Tauber, “Smart Bacteria,” from Chimeras and Consciousness