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According to the plot of my anatomical guide, superhumans created by me are sometimes able to unite into a single collective mind, while becoming a single superintelligent entity.

The swarms of these superhumans would probably take an example from Christa and Tatiana Hogan, twins who have fused skulls, whose brains are connected in the thalamus. Among its other responsibilities, the thalamus acts as a sensory repeater: twins share the same set of sensory inputs. Each sees through the eyes of the other. If you tickle one, the other will laugh. Anecdotal evidence suggests that they can exchange thoughts, and although each has its own personality, each uses the pronoun "I" when referring to the second twin.

And all this comes from the fusion only in the sensor repeater. What would happen if Christa and Tatiana were even more connected? Thought does not know how to stop it, and turns when it reaches the corpus callosum. Then why would she behave differently if she met a different kind of corpus callosum, why two minds connected by a thicker pipe should behave differently? like halves of your own brain?

Thus, with a sufficiently high bandwidth, a single integrated consciousness will be obtained, distributed over any number of platforms. Technically, the connections themselves can use the so-called "epaptic coupling" (in which there is no direct synaptic stimulation, and neurons are fired due to distributed electric fields that are generated in other areas of the brain). Synchronicity is vital here: united consciousness exists only when all its parts are triggered together with a signal transmission delay of a maximum of a couple of hundred milliseconds. Narrowing that tube down can even preserve individuality while still gaining access to memories and sensory information from other nodes (personalities).

Here we come to the heart of my question: how do I make communication between several brains?

After all, most of the time, these superhumans, who look about the same as ordinary people, are not part of the collective mind, and as a consequence, they are not connected by their skulls like Siamese twins, but are different people.

Alternatively, it would be possible to use special "braids" as shown among the Na'vi people in George Cameron's film "Avatar", but in more everyday life (outside the swarm) this organ could be easily damaged and could interfere.

Note: communication between swarm representatives must be biological, that is, no implants or electronics.

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  • $\begingroup$ If the communication must be biological, I can only imagine sound and vision for humans. And we're not that good at either at the level you're talking about. $\endgroup$ – NomadMaker Oct 31 '20 at 8:26
  • $\begingroup$ It means that it should be something natural, and not something artificial, such as special electronic implants. $\endgroup$ – French Thompson Oct 31 '20 at 8:32
  • $\begingroup$ Do keep in mind that if you don't stimulate the respective brain parts exactly the same, the same thoughts or sensory imput is perceived differently. Although individual differences in synapse connections and signal interpretation can be pointed at, it can be different on a much more superficial level. Being tired, hungry or happy will already change how we process the stimuli, each on a different plane. Sharing your thoughts perfectly won't be easy regardless the technique. $\endgroup$ – Trioxidane Oct 31 '20 at 10:06

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