> From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky <email@example.com>
> >That's possibility number 3. Supposing that our intelligence is the
> >max, it's still sufficient for us to reproduce and reproduce and
> >reproduce and fill up the entire Milky Way with Orbitals and then go on
> >to other galaxies as fast as lightspeed will let us, in a million-year
> >blink of the eye. But we see no sign that other races have done this.
> Would they necessarily bother?
> Might they not instead decide to concentrate their energies on making their
> home planet more habitable and increasing their local quality of life rather
> than heading out into the rest of the galaxy?
Do you expect me to believe that every single member of twenty billion intelligent races would?
-- firstname.lastname@example.org Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://pobox.com/~sentience/AI_design.temp.html http://pobox.com/~sentience/sing_analysis.html Disclaimer: Unless otherwise specified, I'm not telling you everything I think I know.