> > One other scenario is that a civilization has indeed reached this
> > state, but not in a form we'd readily recognize. They may be
> > or microorganisms, for example. This is probably harder to believe
> > only so much complexity can be stored in such an organism, but you never
> > know.
> Maybe you could have trillions of these nonolifeforms that are no more
> the eyes and ears of one superintelligent being.
AKA: some distributed intelligence's "smart dust"?; geez there really isn't
anything new under the sun!