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

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Wed Jul 18 2001 - 04:35:46 MDT

On Wed, 18 Jul 2001, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:

> Actually, the problem exists if *at least one* advanced alien species,
> anywhere in our past light cone, is either (a) Darwinian or (b)
> Friendly. Now, I personally would expect Singularities to be either

So far I assume Friendliness is mythical. And of course nonexpansive
Friendliness is not very Friendly, unless it yanks everything it gobbles
up into simulation, presenting a sterile facaded (for whatever reasons).

So, what whe have is: (check the following)

( ) Darwin, anthropic principle makes king of your lightcone
( ) Unicorns, mermaids, Daoine Sidhe
( ) None. We're alone after all.

> Darwinian or Friendly, with little or no grey area. If all
> Singularities check 'none of the above' then something really strange
> is going on. In fact, I think it's pretty safe to say that *any*
> resolution to the Fermi Paradox implies something really strange,
> unless we're all missing the obvious.

Given past evidence, we're almost certain to miss something critical.

But let that not remove any of the aplomb, it's much too much fun.

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