Re: SETI/ASTRO: MBrains/JBrains & Globular Clusters

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Tue Jul 17 2001 - 07:54:19 MDT

On Tue, 17 Jul 2001, Robert J. Bradbury wrote:

> If someone can present some good "reasons" for colonization over
> optimization of the local matter & energy resources I'm willing to

Robert, they're not mutually exclusive. You do both, of course, and the
expansion thing becomes very visible, very rapidly. Even the macroscale
self-rep expansion front (which doesn't necessarily transcend, and the
selection effect for non-transcending species of course applies).

Unless you have a mechanism to nuke Darwin? I'm not aware of any.

> reopen the discussion. But just as I now don't spend my resources
> planting germaniums in Bali, I can't see advanced technological
> civilizations seeding the galaxy.

Them are fightin' words ;)

Seriously, you never showed any nonexpansiveness mechanisms conclusively.

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