Tuesday, June 21, 2005

"Bugs in the Brain" (PDF)

Summary: Microscopic parasites can cleverly infiltrate the brains of seemingly more advanced organisms and bend them to their microbial will.

Science fiction idea: A distributed intelligence, such as an extraterrestrial "smart dust," arrives on Earth and directs humans to engage in "bizarre" behavior in keeping with a malevolent alien agenda.*

*Yeah, I know: new take on an age-old theme.

(Thanks to John Shirley.)

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