Re: eeyore and tigger

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Mon Jun 12 2000 - 18:38:44 MDT writes:

> This judo twist was also used by Robert Freitas in his article on gray
> goo. It had been proposed that gray good would have the edge because
> destruction is easier than preservation. But no, Robert Freitas pointed
> out that it is the gray goo which must replicate and build more of itself.
> It is vulnerable to attack and now it is the attackers of the gray goo

Both agents are vulnerable to attack. Attack is energetically
costly. Termination of blue is a side effect of olive's operation.

> which have the advantage, because it is easier to destroy the goo than
> it is for the goo to preserve and replicate itself.

This arguments just relocates replication elsewhere, spatially and
temporally. Agents must have adaptive strategies, because olive will
be certainly not static.

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