Originally posted by KellyJay
What would an octopus do taking over the planet that it isn't already
I'm talking about the gap left after the extinction of mankind which will come for sure. Sea animals can evolve to live on land and vice versa, see Manatees, they are related to elephants.
So I just imagined a creature like octo's which, after mankind goes bye bye, could evolve to live on land and evolve the tentacle into something with the dexterity of human fingers could, given our level of intelligence, take over the planet just like we have today.
I can see the octo equivalent of anthropologists (Octopologists)? coming across our remains, bits of concrete and such 20 million years old, kind of reminds me of a great Bill Danoff song 'The Potters wheel' which was crucified by John Denver but masterfully done by Freyda Epstein RIP, who died in '03 in a bizarre auto un-accident. She was a member of Trapezoid, a folk band started by Sam Rizzetta.
Grandmaster fiddler and vocalist, we miss her bunches.
Here is a link to one of her memorials:
A bit off topic but she was one of the great ones.