In Foundation's Edge, a planet called Gaia is inhabited solely by Mentalics, telepathic beings whose minds are linked together into a vast collective mind. The collective mind calls itself Gaia and includes every organism and inanimate object on the planet.
It has these known powers.
It can sense the thoughts of non-Gaian humans.
It can adjust the thoughts and memories of non-Gaian humans, even when those humans are hundreds of kilometers away in orbit above Gaia.
Every human within Gaia can access deep Gaian memories from hundreds of years ago.
It can adjust the physical climate of the Gaian world so that humans live in comfort.
When a Gaian-human is separated from Gaia by hundreds of light-years, that human maintains instantaneous communication with the Gaian world.
It also has limits.
- It was not aware of political changes throughout the galaxy until one of its own, known as the Mule, escaped from Gaia.
What are Gaia's powers and limits?