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

Tech from Singularity’s Children: #BugNet

Wealth inequality exists between the rich and the poor. All animals are poor. In our world, so focused on economic worth, the gap between us and them keeps on widening. To access to wealth, and revert some of the inequality—which has yawned like a gaping chasm since we lit our first fire—the animal kingdom needs … Continue reading “Tech from Singularity’s Children: #BugNet”