For the last ten years, we’ve been waiting on pins and needles for the latest Avatar movie to come out and it’s here!
Avatar: The Way of Water has finally given us an excuse to examine the science behind the world of Avatar.
What about Pandora? What about the collective consciousness of the Earth?
Most people don’t realize this, but we live in a world of interconnected creatures, but they’re not animals.
In Shark Bay, Australia, there’s a giant interconnected flowering plant that stretches 180 km and covers 200 km2 in area.
Pando, the trembling giant is a 7000 year old clonal colony of quaking aspen trees with one interconnected root system, occupying 108 acres and weighing in at over 6 million kg.
The largest organism on the face of the earth is lurking right now, unbidden in the forests of Oregon.
They weigh anywhere from 7000 to 30,000 tons, anywhere from 1900 and 9600 years old. And actually covers an area of 8.8 kilometers squared, or 2200 acres.
It’s the Honey fungus! It’s a species of pathogenic fungus, right here among us.
But there definitely is some kind of connected life on this planet.
In the movie Avatar, we upload a human consciousness into an organic avatar.
So the question is how do you upload a consciousness? We can take neural interfaces called Deep Brain Stimulation; electrodes that go directly into the brain
to monitor brain waves and the electrical impulses that occur within the brain itself.
The hope is that by doing this, we can actually map the human brain pattern. And by doing so, map human consciousness itself. We are quite a far away
away from uploading a human consciousness.
In Avatar, we upload our consciousness into these organic hosts. Well, somehow you need to create this Frankenstein without a consciousness that’s still alive and we’re a long ways away from that.
However, we’ve been taking massive strides with things like 3D printing cells and even entire organs.
What’s the reality of a robot host?
Well, Neuralink have been used to control robotics for quite some time.
Monkeys can control robots walking projected by Wi-Fi across the world and have actually been able to function and use robotic arms.
So the reality of robot hosts for neural linkage is there.