Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> 1) Something has kept both the Powers and other mortal civilizations
> from walking all over the Milky Way. (Lightspeed limits plus the
> Anthropic Principle? Infinite space plus the Anthropic Principle?)
> 2) The Powers have kept other mortal civilizations from using up the
> Milky Way because they need it (us?) for something..
> 3) The mortal civilization obeys the Prime Directive and the Powers
> aren't home..
> 4) This is a computer simulation..
Let's not forget the obvious, 'boring' possibility: There has never been a technological singularity, and everything is just as it appears. After all, the fact that we are here is pretty good evidence that there were no Big Bang people.
Billy Brown, MCSE+I