The World, the Flesh and the Devil / J.D. Bernal
J. D. Bernal
“The most brilliant attempt at scientific prediction ever made.”
—Arthur C. Clarke #
Connections between two more minds would tend to become a more and more permanent condition until they functioned as dual or multiple organisms.
Once the more or less permanent compound brain came into existence two of the ineluctable limitations of present existence would be surmounted.
The memories and feelings of the older member (脳のこと）transferring themselves almost completely to the common stock before its death.
We must realize that the individual brain will feel itself part of the whole in a way that completely transcends the devotion of the most fanatical adherent of a religious sect.
The complex minds could, with their lease of life, extend their perceptions and understanding and their actions far beyond those of the individual.
Even the replacement of previously organic brain-cell by a synthetic apparatus would not destroy the continuity of consciousness.