> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > What if there is a convention adopted by the entities involved that
> > unconstrained replication is not allowed. Any unconstrained replication
> This assumes monoculture, or a singularly powerful all-controlling
> species (and I do really mean singularly powerful). Even if such a
> thing would be possible (without self-destruction, as a trivial
> solution) is not obvious. I mean, how a Darwinian system can leave the
> evolutionary regime, that does not follow.
I don't see it as either a monoculture or a single controlling entity.
Rather, there only has to be a consensus that replication is disastrous
and must be prevented. As long as the bulk of the power is held by
agents with those views, replication by the others can be held in check.
> > is viewed as a threat and is prevented. Some entities would like to
> > replicate, but they cannot. Most do not want to replicate, and attempt
> > to prevent others from doing so.
> A mechanism? Both for action, and how an evolutionary regime can be
Well, my first cut at the problem is that the majority would say that
they would clobber those who reproduce without constraint.
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