In a message dated 7/28/2001 11:35:11 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< On the other hand, for ubiquitous technology below a certain
size scale to penetrate the visible universe, yet somehow have
no effect seems very odd to me. But even if that were the case,
and atoms were to the computational entities what galaxies are
to us, it would be a miracle indeed if it so happened that while
not leaving any visible traces, it nonetheless managed to
communicate solely with our mystics and religious people.
Even Minds inhabiting Moravec's interpretation space, would be moving stars
around and manipulating galaxies, if they are indeed, existing SI's. Why not
simply say that life is like, Rare Earth, as you mentioned, but still leaving
room for macro-civilizations, that exist, but are massively,distant?
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