Re: >H RE: Present dangers to transhumanism

Robert J. Bradbury (
Thu, 2 Sep 1999 05:37:15 -0700 (PDT)

On Wed, 1 Sep 1999, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:

> > This seems to fit the paradox of "Why do we still see stars?".
> Not really. You don't have to be a Power to colonize the Universe.

No, but others should to my thinking. I can only reach perhaps four conclusions in thinking about [S]ETI: (a) It is very difficult for life to get started and evolve to

technological civilizations.
(b) SIs evolve to the point of:

benevolence|caretaking|indifference|quiescence. (c) We are seeing our [local] universe at a *very* unique

time-point (before the SIs have consumed all the power sources). (d) The path to SIs is universally fatal.