I was fantasizing and day-dreaming about exotic forms of life. This topic is very much not within my expertise, but it is fun to let your thoughts play with the idea of life somewhere else.
No, I am not going to talk about whether we are alone! There is a consensus that we are probably not. But I wanna ask who are the others. How do they look like? What do they do?
And this was not really a dream. It was rather a guided semi-concious train of thoughts with closed eyes on the way to a powernap. So it may sound trivial, or wrong, or stupid. Nevertheless I explored some fantasies and I share them with you.
Ok, In our terrestial life on Earth we *consume* each other in different forms for our survival. We eat, we mate, we socialize…
living organisms enjoy other creatures as nutrition to obtain energy and mass they need. So we all somehow eat for movement and for growth. Eating may have universal rules. I think creatures eat things that are not so much like them. But that can be a coincidence on our Earth and canibalism could be more widespread gallactically. And creatures don’t eat things that are so different from them, afterall they need to process the matter and rebuild they bodies, or burn it to be able to move. So some universal laws agreed on the issue of food.
living organisms sometimes need to meet each other and do something funny in order to reproduce. Let’s be polite and without the use of the F-word remember how our fellows across the animal kingdom rape or hump or bang each other with or without consent in order to pass on their genes. And well as opposed to eating, mating (if done with another being) is probably done with something that is more alike to us, and not that different, right? Cause then a legitimate question would arise: what kind of baby would come out of that interspecious act of sex!
well it doesn’t have to be socializing in a bar or coexistance of ants and termites, but we sometimes need to meet each other and collaborate on overcoming the problem of survival in other creative ways.
Sure we may do other things with each other directly and indirectly and these acts have been evolved, thus formed slowly over generations and generations.
Now there are other fundamentally different actions of survival that we could do to each other cause they seem very logical to me but we don’t! Or I couldn’t find immediate examples since I don’t know biology.
And I’d like to believe these exotic acts of life are actually happening somewhere out there on another planet on other stars, albeit other galaxies, right now as you read this.
What else could we do to each other? Three guesses!
So among other ways of consuming another live being, one animal could possibly wear another animal to protect against hazards, such as some poisonous matter, a colony of contagious and alive microorganism or some deadly radiation. I am aware that in our vicinity crabs move into new shells but this is not quite the same thing as shells are dead. And we wearing fur doesn’t count either. I am talking about life forms that are alive both as non-wearable and wearable. Or at least in the latter form.
Next time you take a shower imagine that water was a life form. And that your interaction was not that boring and static, like now that you two (you and water) are linked simply by gravity. Or by drowning. Let’s say the drops or the shower head could escape from you, or you had to trick and manipulate it somehow to wash and clean your body. If this example is not clear, try wiping your ass with a soft and fluffy rabbit next time.
My inspiration here is a cool gif animation of an E.T. that put on a pair of eyes from his plate into his hands and started to see the world (I can’t find it now). And this is where there is no limit to imagination. And gamble with a risky bet that: Whatever you imagine exists somewhere out there!
So, imagine an animal that wears another compatible animal temporarily or lifetime, to sense the environment better. What if some animal takes onother poor creature like a pair of glasses to see or hear or touch better? Or to recieve electrical signals more effectively? This must be more painful than joyful if it doesn’t somehow endanger the survival of the pray. Then pray will not decide and volunteer to be worn and well it will suffer. Hunted against its will, just like food or even worse if it us an unpleasant lifetime imprisonment!
Or let’s hope that karma is not that bitch and in most of such colonies of life, creatures enjoy being “sensed through”.
Thanks for following till this point. Now wake up and get back to life. To this very form you are used to.
Wear you later!