On Mon, 16 Jul 2001, Technotranscendence wrote:
> Although it kind of makes for an unprovable assertion, isn't there a
> possibility of stealth here? Would Jupiter brains or your Ouranos quark
> brains want to call attention to themselves?
You can't outgun them, locally.
You can -- possibly -- try a subversion, but what would the attacker to
gain? The stellar landscape is for grabs. Either it's a banquet on dumb
matter, or a takeover of a culture pretending to be dumb dirt (it can't,
unless it is extremely frugal).
Remote subversion by contact is of course different (via a viral message
that takes over the local resources), but the fitness gradient of
postsingularity critters must be brownian, so it's useless.
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