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|Did GM survive the Array?|
|Posted By: Capt Spanish <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Date: 6/13/08 1:37 a.m.|
In Response To: Nice post. (yakaman)
: I was about to be like "what do you mean we don't have any proof it
: kills Graveminds..." when I realized we don't. I guess I just always
: assumed it did.
"You imply disparity where none exists." ~ Borg Queen - First Contact
The flood is a hive mind. In terms distinguishing one form from another it is probably best to think of them in terms of intellectual processing power rather than separate entities.
The infection spores are at the bottom of the Flood hierarchy. Like previously noted nothing more than mere animals. The extent of the infection forms intelligence is limited to finding and assimilating a host. Instinct is probably more appropriate than intelligence in this instance.
Once a host is found the infection spore attaches itself and in doing so highjack’s the host's mental processing power.
The infection spores are like a hard drive with no computer. Once they find a computer to highjack they can then use the computer to access all the stored data on the drive.
But the processing power of an individual host is somewhat limited. And its ability to act on that stored information is also limited.
Apparently the infection spores are like hard drives with wireless cards taped to them.
So you get another infection form with attached host. Now you have a network. Distributed processing.
So you add the processing power of tens and hundreds and thousands of hosts together. Massive amounts of raw processing power. At some point it becomes necessary to develop an entity capable of utilizing and directing that processing power.
This is where the GraveMind comes into play.
Biomass and sentience are two different things. Biomass is raw living organisms, there is no requirement for intelligence in Biomass. The infection spores require sentient organisms to infect. To climb the Flood evolutionary ladder. The GraveMind does not have such requirements because its processing power is the contained within the distributed network made up of the infected hosts. It needs only enough Biomass to sustain itself.
So by that rational, and what we know of how the Halo Array functions, the Array very likely would not directly kill a GraveMind. But would kill all of the infected hosts, which are by default all sentient beings. This would effectively wipe out the GraveMind's processing power. Rendering it dumb and useless.
The GraveMind would then be no more than a pile of dead rats/bugs/fish. Unable to reason or even interpret external stimuli.
Think Flowers for Algernon.
I would like to give the Forerunners (and Bungie) enough credit that if you're going to burn down your house to kill the termites you better make damn sure you get the queen.
|The Smuggler, Part 2?||Avateur||6/7/08 4:00 a.m.|
|Re: The Smuggler, Part 2?||Ze Møøse||6/7/08 1:05 p.m.|
|Re: The Smuggler, Part 2?||Omega||6/7/08 4:26 p.m.|
|Re: The Smuggler, Part 2?||Avateur||6/7/08 5:28 p.m.|
|Re: The Smuggler, Part 2?||De Laal||6/7/08 10:22 p.m.|
|Re: The Smuggler, Part 2?||De Laal||6/7/08 10:26 p.m.|
|Re: The Smuggler, Part 2?||Avateur||6/7/08 10:43 p.m.|
|Correct||yakaman||6/8/08 10:39 a.m.|
|Re: Correct||SPARTAN-034||6/8/08 11:01 a.m.|
|Re: Correct||Bry||6/8/08 3:00 p.m.|
|Re: Correct||yakaman||6/8/08 5:29 p.m.|
|Re: Correct||Bry||6/8/08 6:48 p.m.|
|Re: Correct||Cthulhu117||6/8/08 7:24 p.m.|
|Re: Correct||Bry||6/8/08 8:10 p.m.|
|Re: Correct||Avateur||6/8/08 9:53 p.m.|
|Re: Correct||elpolloguapo||6/9/08 10:09 a.m.|
|You Suck *NM*||Don||6/9/08 11:44 a.m.|
|No-Clipping Fish||SonofMacPhisto||6/11/08 12:50 a.m.|
|Beating that horse, nice and hard||De Laal||6/8/08 11:47 p.m.|
|Just some speculation...||Free Weights||6/9/08 1:48 p.m.|
|Re: Correct||asd1070||6/12/08 11:05 p.m.|
|Re: Correct||Dirkgently||6/13/08 8:26 a.m.|
|Re: Correct||asd1070||6/15/08 3:41 p.m.|
|Re: Correct||Dirkgently||6/16/08 3:29 a.m.|
|Re: The Smuggler, Part 2?||General Vagueness||6/9/08 8:56 p.m.|
|Sorry about the errors||General Vagueness||6/9/08 8:58 p.m.|
|Re: The Smuggler, Part 2?||Omega||6/9/08 10:11 p.m.|
|Re: The Smuggler, Part 2?||Kurk||6/10/08 12:41 a.m.|
|Re: The Smuggler, Part 2?||Speedhuntr||6/10/08 1:29 a.m.|
|Re: The Smuggler, Part 2?||Avateur||6/10/08 3:24 a.m.|
|Re: The Smuggler, Part 2?||Urban Reflex||6/10/08 3:52 a.m.|
|Re: The Smuggler, Part 2?||Cthulhu117||6/10/08 5:56 a.m.|
|Re: The Smuggler, Part 2?||yakaman||6/10/08 8:28 a.m.|
|Re: The Smuggler, Part 2?||Urban Reflex||6/10/08 9:22 a.m.|
|Re: The Smuggler, Part 2?||Speedhuntr||6/10/08 11:55 a.m.|
|Re: The Smuggler, Part 2?||Don||6/10/08 12:09 p.m.|
|Re: The Smuggler, Part 2?||Speedhuntr||6/10/08 12:12 p.m.|
|Halo Effect absolutely kills Flood||yakaman||6/10/08 8:23 a.m.|
|Re: Halo Effect absolutely kills Flood||Empty Set||6/10/08 10:44 a.m.|
|Re: Halo Effect absolutely kills Flood||Speedhuntr||6/10/08 11:52 a.m.|
|Re: Halo Effect absolutely kills Flood||7he grunt w/a plasma pistol||6/10/08 3:11 p.m.|
|Nice post.||yakaman||6/10/08 12:50 p.m.|
|Re: Nice post.||GatchamanUK||6/10/08 1:30 p.m.|
|Re: Nice post.||Empty Set||6/10/08 4:11 p.m.|
|All right, here's the problem here.||Cthulhu117||6/10/08 8:16 p.m.|
|Re: All right, here's the problem here.||yakaman||6/11/08 8:13 a.m.|
|Re: All right, here's the problem here.||Empty Set||6/11/08 10:23 a.m.|
|Re: All right, here's the problem here.||Dirkgently||6/12/08 6:11 p.m.|
|Re: Nice post.||yakaman||6/11/08 8:18 a.m.|
|Keyes Wasn't a GM Form||SonofMacPhisto||6/11/08 12:44 a.m.|
|Re: Keyes Wasn't a GM Form||elpolloguapo||6/11/08 9:59 a.m.|
|Did GM survive the Array?||Capt Spanish||6/13/08 1:37 a.m.|
|I agree whole-heartedly||yakaman||6/13/08 12:23 p.m.|
|Re: I agree whole-heartedly||DHalo||6/13/08 2:52 p.m.|
|Re: I agree whole-heartedly||Dirkgently||6/13/08 3:32 p.m.|
|Re: I agree whole-heartedly||DHalo||6/13/08 4:03 p.m.|
|It absolutely kills Flood, and Gravemind.||yakaman||6/13/08 4:33 p.m.|
|Well said *NM*||scarab||6/13/08 4:39 p.m.|
|Re: It absolutely kills Flood, and Gravemind.||DHalo||6/13/08 4:50 p.m.|
|Halo: Story Evolved||scarab||6/13/08 5:44 p.m.|
|Re: Halo: Story Evolved||Dirkgently||6/13/08 6:14 p.m.|
|No, I misremembered. *NM*||scarab||6/14/08 12:35 a.m.|
|Re: It absolutely kills Flood, and Gravemind.||Dirkgently||6/13/08 6:06 p.m.|
|Re: I agree whole-heartedly||Stephen L. (SoundEffect)||6/13/08 8:30 p.m.|
|Heh. It doesn't get more direct than that. *NM*||yakaman||6/14/08 7:31 a.m.|
|Re: Did GM survive the Array?||Empty Set||6/13/08 6:30 p.m.|
|Re: Did GM survive the Array?||DHalo||6/13/08 6:55 p.m.|
|Re: Did GM survive the Array?||Dirkgently||6/13/08 7:01 p.m.|
|Re: Did GM survive the Array?||Capt Spanish||6/13/08 7:21 p.m.|
|My opinion's out there on this||elpolloguapo||6/10/08 10:52 a.m.|
|Re: Halo Effect absolutely kills Flood||Peptuck||6/10/08 12:03 p.m.|
|Re: Halo Effect absolutely kills Flood||yakaman||6/10/08 12:52 p.m.|
|Re: Halo Effect absolutely kills Flood||elpolloguapo||6/10/08 2:05 p.m.|
|Re: Halo Effect absolutely kills Flood||Cthulhu117||6/10/08 8:27 p.m.|
|Re: Halo Effect absolutely kills Flood||elpolloguapo||6/10/08 8:33 p.m.|
|Re: Halo Effect absolutely kills Flood||Cthulhu117||6/10/08 8:51 p.m.|
|Re: Halo Effect absolutely kills Flood||elpolloguapo||6/10/08 9:00 p.m.|
|Re: Halo Effect absolutely kills Flood||Free Weights||6/10/08 11:04 p.m.|
|Halo effect uses Flood telepathy ;-)||scarab||6/11/08 1:13 a.m.|
|Re: Halo effect uses Flood telepathy ;-)||free weights||6/11/08 8:00 a.m.|
|Re: Halo Effect absolutely kills Flood||Bry||6/10/08 6:16 p.m.|
|Is that like being only slightly pregnant? *NM*||scarab||6/11/08 1:16 a.m.|
|Ha||Bry||6/11/08 3:56 a.m.|
|Re: Is that like being only slightly pregnant?||elessar787||6/12/08 12:05 a.m.|
|All together now: EEEWWWWWWWW *NM*||General Vagueness||6/12/08 7:54 a.m.|
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