Daisyworld was introduced by James Lovelock and Andrew Watson in a paper published in 1983 to illustrate the plausibility of the Gaia Hypothesis, which had received a highly critical scientific reception.
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A plantoid is a hypothetical robot or synthetic organism designed to look, act and grow like a plant.
Plants behave in some oddly intelligent ways: fighting predators, maximizing food opportunities ... But can we think of them as actually having a form of intelligence of their own?