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random thought [Jan. 27th, 2016|10:25 pm]
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If I were an Evil Supergenius with Unlimited Resources, I would try to genetically engineer long-lived octopuses, just to see what would happen if their problem-solving skills and ability to learn weren't hampered by a three-year lifespan.

Crossposted from http://castiron.dreamwidth.org/60968.html; comment where you like.
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[User Picture]From: sonetka
2016-01-28 06:51 am (UTC)
I'm intrigued by this idea but am hesitant to endorse it since Puget Sound has a ton of Pacific octopuses and I have no wish to be on the front lines when we welcome our new aquatic overlords.
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[User Picture]From: castiron
2016-01-29 03:28 am (UTC)
The Good Supergenius with Unlimited Resources version would probably involve terraforming some other planet first so that the octopodes could build their civilization somewhere else and give us a head start on self-defense.
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[User Picture]From: tylik
2016-01-28 11:36 am (UTC)
Seriously yes. Worst reproductive system ever.
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[User Picture]From: castiron
2016-01-29 03:34 am (UTC)
Just wait until the octopodean childfree movement takes off....
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[User Picture]From: desert_vixen
2016-01-29 02:45 am (UTC)

I like it!
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[User Picture]From: castiron
2016-01-29 03:34 am (UTC)
If I'm ever an Evil Genius, I want to be a memorable one!
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