Can we know what animals are thinking?

A nice article from the economist on animal minds.  https://medium.economist.com/can-we-know-what-animals-are-thinking-83991bc994c4  “In 1992, at Tangalooma, off the coast of Queensland, people began to throw fish into the water for the local wild dolphins to eat. In 1998, the Dolphins began to feed the humans, throwing fish up onto the jetty for them. The humans thought they … Continue reading “Can we know what animals are thinking?”

Smart Animals using Complex Tools

Continuing the theme of animals being much smarter than we give them credit for, two stories about complex tool use in Crows and Dolphins: Dolphins Are Using Sea Sponges as Tools:  http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/04/these-genius-dolphins-are-using-sea-sponges-as-tools/361168 New videos prove crows can make complex tools that only humans have made before: http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/12/new-videos-prove-crows-can-make-complex-tools-that-only-humans-have-made-before/ #SingularitysChildren #SciFi #NewBook

Science from Singularity’s Children: Smart Cetaceans

In my Singularity’s Children series, animals are smart, but get a raw deal because they are hampered by a lack of hands and tongues, a deficiency overcome by the BugNet, AKA: IOA, The Internet of Animals. The more science tells us about how smart —and devious— animals really are, the more convinced I become that we … Continue reading “Science from Singularity’s Children: Smart Cetaceans”