Re: The extragalactic aliens Re: ETs could be 2gigayears ahead

From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Fri Jan 12 2001 - 23:14:16 MST

Right-o. Just odd to have a dark clump sphere out there.. how would such a
thing naturally form? Where's Bradbury when you need him wrote:
> Chuck Kuecker wrote:
> > We are living in a galactic (leaky) Dyson sphere...
> But they're not catching it, as the halo is virtually 100%
> transparent. Moreover, even if they're microkelvin beasts
> they make their own power, with full control, as much as they
> need. Point still being: why are we here, still alive,
> and why is at least residual 10% of the stuff so wastefully
> luminous? At least few 100 Myrs back, well after the dark
> ones kindled? Occam sez this is nothing else but genuine
> 100% natural organic wasteland. Unless there's a Plan we're
> too dumb to see (and/or are a part of), but see Occam.

Brian Atkins
Director, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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