J. Craig Venter's two-year search for new ocean life has uncovered a staggering number of unknown social life forms. They are mostly little tikes we call microbes. The targeted population for my futuristic concept of "multi-social networks," which I posted on here, just exploded a thousand times. Venter says we have just scratched the surface. His discoveries appear to be following the crude progression followed by historical explorers from the ancient Phoenicians to NASA's Mars Pathfinder, though I believe our path will progress more quickly:
Can we eat it?
Can we make money from it?
Does it think and feel?
Should we invite it to join our beta version?
As we explore, our knowledge and choices expand. As our choices expand, we must become better critical thinkers and more open deciders. As always, if we don't do this for ourselves, someone else will.