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plural symbioses (-sêz)
1. Biology. A close, prolonged association between two or more different organisms of different species that may, but does not necessarily, benefit each member.
2. A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.
[Greek sumbiosis, companionship, from sumbioun, to live together, from sumbios, living together : sun-, syn- + bios, life.]
- sym´biot´ic (-òt´îk) or sym´biot´ical (-î-kel) adjective
- sym´biot´ically adverb
symbiosis, habitual cohabitation of organisms of different species. The term usually applies to a dependent relationship that is beneficial to both members (also called mutualism). Symbiosis includes parasitism, a relationship in which the PARASITE depends on and may injure its host; COMMENSALISM, an independent and mutually beneficial relationship; and helotism, a master-slave relationship found among social animals. Symbiosis may occur between two kinds of plants (e.g., LICHEN-forming alga and fungus), two kinds of animals (e.g., herbivores and cellulose-digesting gut microorganisms), or a plant and an animal (e.g., FIG and fig wasp).
"Connectedness and symbiosis. Like plants, we need
to maximize the qualities of connectedness and symbiosis. Plant-based
approaches to modeling the world include awareness of the fractal
and branching nature of community action. A treelike network
of symbiotic relationships can now replace the model of evolution
that we inherited from the nineteenth century. The earlier model, that
of the tooth-and-claw struggle for existence, with the survivor taking the hindmost,
is a model based on naive observation of animal behavior. Yet is was cheerfully
extended into the realm of plants to explain the evolutionary interactions thought
to cause speciation in the botanical world. Later, more sophisticated
observers (C.H. Waddington and Erich Jantsch) found not the War in Nature that
Darwinists reported but rather a situation in which it was not competitive ability
but ability to maximize cooperation with other species that most directly
contributed to an organism's being able to function and endure as a member of
a biome. Plants interact with each other through the tangled mat of roots
that connects them all to the source of their nutrition and to each other.
"The matted floor of a tropical
rain forest is an environment of great chemical diversity; the topology
approaches that of brain tissue in its complexity. Within the network
of interconnected roots, complex chemical signals are constantly being
transmitted and received. Coadaptive evolution and symbiotic relationships
regulate this entire system with a ubiquitousness
that argues for the evolutionary primacy of these cooperative strategies.
For example, mycorrhizal fungi live in symbiosis on the outside of plant
roots and gently balance and buffer the mineral-laden water
that is moving through them to the roots of their host."
-Terence McKenna - _Archaic Revival_
The first users of tools were not men (a fact appreciated only recently) but pre-human anthropoids. The old idea that man invented tools is misleading, more accurately tools invented man - so began the symbiosis. The physicist J.D. Berna's book published in 1929 called _The World, The Flesh and The Devil_ decided that the numerous limitations of the human body could be overcome only by the use of mechanical attachments or substitutes until eventually all that might be left of man's original organis body would be the brain. The word "cyborg" (cybernetic organism) devised by Dr. Manfred Clynes and Nathan Kline, define a cyborg as "An exogenously extended organisational complex, functioning as a homeostatic system". Along with other computer experts Dr. Clynes believes that intelligence need not be confined to the DNA structure. He also believes that life is more a matter of relationships and organization than of material. Clynes points out an understanding of the nature of our thoughts in terms of their mathematical, electronic and time-space identities which will permit us to communicate better than we do at the present time, we may find new shapes and discover means of utilizing them to communicate in entirely new ways. Ways that cannot presently be imagined. Arthur C. Clarke sees the outcome of the future of the man machine as eventually a machine based evolution. Whatever the key may be to longevity, man continues to amplify himself ever onwards in his desire to expand the nature of the self towards new points, new levels, that currently cannot be accurately predicted. The man amplifier is presently increasing its volume.
- liner notes for track _Man Amplifiers_ by Clock DVA off of _Man-Amplified_ CD on Contempo (1992)
entity Symbiosis on Domestic
Members: Deryl & Stan Dorsett
_Los Ovnis_ MP3 _Sensory (Deprivation)_
_Numinous_ 12"x2 on Hardkiss
Everything that gives human beings the potential to innovate renders them the master of their own future. Creation is what saves time. Saved time, put in parallel with natural flows, densifies duration. Salvation lies in the present, dilated from within. The future of the world, a minuscule spot in a cold and distant universe, no longer depends solely on cosmological spaces. The future of the world is inside the time of human beings. The time of the cybiont and perhaps also a time of even deeper and denser superorganism will come after it.
- Joël de Rosnay - "The Symbiotic Man" Summary of the conference "Time and Globalization"
film _Matrix: Reloaded_
Councillor Hamann: Almost no one comes
down here, unless, of course, there's a problem. That's how it is with people
- nobody cares how it works as long as it works. I like it down here. I like
to be reminded this city survives because of these machines. These machines
are keeping us alive, while other machines are coming to kill us. Interesting,
isn't it? Power to give life, and the power to end it.
Neo: We have the same power.
Councillor Hamann: I suppose we do, but down here sometimes I think about all those people still plugged into the Matrix and when I look at these machines, I.. I can't help thinking that in a way, we are plugged into them.
Neo: But we control these machines, they don't control us.
Councillor Hamann: Of course not, how could they? The idea's pure nonsense, but... it does make one wonder just... what is control?
Neo: If we wanted, we could shut these machines down.
Councillor Hamann: Of course... that's it. You hit it! That's control, isn't it? If we wanted, we could smash them to bits. Although if we did, we'd have to consider what would happen to our lights, our heat, our air.
Neo: So we need machines and they need us. Is that your point, Councillor?
Councillor Hamann: No, no point. Old men like me don't bother with making points. There's no point.
Neo: Is that why there are no young men on the Council?
Councillor Hamann: Good point.
Neo: Why don't you tell me what's on your mind, Councillor?
Councillor Hamann: There is so much in this world that I do not understand. See that machine? It has something to do with recycling our water supply. I have absolutely no idea how it works. But I do understand the reason for it to work. I have absolutely no idea how you are able to do some of the things you do, but I believe there's a reason for that as well. I only hope we understand that reason before it's too late.