The Jupiterian Symbiote Brain
Standard low-grade jellybrains did the usual sensory processing
of stimulii, calculating navigational data required to
constantly steer this great ship through the AtmoSea. Clusters
of yet another jellybrain race concerned themselves with the
logistics of supplying foodstuffs down to all the various parts
of itself, by coordinating all the different specialty species to
each their function of the chain.
Seemingly sleeping are the jellybrains that take over if or when
survival logistics are necessary.
Then come the higher grade brains to keep the lumbering hungry
behemoth satisfying its own needs in harmony with the local
ecology; specialist brainbanks doing calculations for the journey
to Aldebaran IV; plans for future upgrades.
At the top of this highly sophisticated brain
system, were social interaction with other Jupiterian Nations;
and dedicated jellybrain batteries attuned to radio frequencies
of stars, other planets, and especially Earth, which broadcast
those amusing 3V shows and scandal
The radiobrain batteries deal Earth 3V entertainment to all
parts of XOXLNDU, for the amusement of the masses, but more
importantly, to follow the reports of their friends returning to
Jupiterians watch Earth 3V because they find the
concept of an individual personality locked into one finite
mortal body really quite comical. They were especially amused and involved while
the Cosmic Couple was so popular, because that was THEM in the
story. The Cosmic Couple are returning to Earth even now, and
Jupiterians are looking forward to the new Cosmic Couple season
with great anticipation.
Well, what else do you DO for kicks if you're some kind of "arm-thing"
mounted fast to a rib beside a bunch of other "function-things"
who have no more personality than you do?
Size is not
Brain size means very little, although each of the jellybrains
was hundreds of times larger than the little brain in Juno's
little body, she had in fact much more personality and individual
calculating power than all of the 16 put together. Alone, the
jellybrains were not intelligent; alone, she was. The
jellybrains were no more than a relay to the grater personality
and intelligence of XOXLNDU.