"Here, we report the survival of an obligate parthenogenetic bdelloid rotifer, recovered from northeastern Siberian permafrost radiocarbon-dated to ∼24,000 years BP. This constitutes the longest reported case of rotifer survival in a frozen state."

This creature was in a state of cryptobiosis for 24,000 years. Once thawed, it was able to reproduce asexually as if nothing had happened.

This is the kind of thing I'm talking about when I say 'the future is biological'.

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the bdelloid rotifer laughs at your narcissistic notions of a robot future.

entire humyn civilizations have risen and fallen while this microscopic organism was taking a nap.

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