“Their sensory volume increased, since light travels farther in air than in seawater.” “Some evolutionary biologists believe this terrestrial disparity between motor and sensory volume set the stage for the evolution of consciousness. If we can see ahead, then we can think ahead; we can plan. And then we can envision the future, even if it doesn’t exist.” Wider context requires more planning, with more intelligence.

Recursion: A Novel
from Blake Crouch 📕