Topic: Considering commissioning a merging/plant-tf/cloning/hive-mind story
I was thinking about ways someone could, without magic, become functionally immortal. I remember reading somewhere that neural remodeling tends to positively reinforce existing neural pathways with use - my idea was that if you could connect two brains together in such a way that all existing neural pathways from each individual are left intact but each brain is able to trigger any of the other brain's neural pathways the two brains might act like a single brain and, if connected together for a sufficiently long time, might share personalities when separated (apparently there's a professor at Duke who's doing something similar with mice: http://www.nature.com/articles/srep11869). Expand the brain network by a couple thousand people (somehow) and replace the ones that die with new blood and the personality of the macro-brain stays pretty stable over time.
Since I frequent this site a lot - it's my number one source for weird tf smut - it should come as no surprise that things devolved rapidly from there. Some ideas:
- A man clones himself twice: One clone is a straight clone, same gender, same everything. The other "clone" is a female version of him derived by copying his x chromosome over his y chromosome. His brain is connected to those of the two clones from when they're in the womb, so, having basically the same brain, they grow up to have the same personality. This brain linkage thing is inheritable so when the clones are over 18 and the guy clone knocks up the girl clone, their child (also a clone of the first guy) also shares personality/body and over time the number of bodies increases exponentially...
- The ability to link brains with someone not already linked can be transmitted by drinking breastmilk from one of a macro-organism's (see above) bodies. When two people who have drank contaminated breastmilk have sex (or otherwise penetrate each other), they merge into a tree trunk thing rooted to the ground by their legs-turned-tentacles and their arms turn into copies of their original bodies, both having both penis and vagina, which the tree thing uses to knock itself up and grow a new hive-mind. Periodically the arm-bodies mitosis so the number of wombs increases with time.
- Body-swapping between macro-people
- Selective breeding of bodies into different breeds (as a dog)
I really want this to make it into the literature but I'm way too busy to even start to flesh anything out. I have no idea what something of this nature would cost, and I'm not sure how much you'd be writing so your input/questions/suggestions for other transformations that fit into the overarching theme would be much appreciated here.