Eugene Leitl, <email@example.com>, writes:
> If I was a benevolent superciv I would invade a conventional biosphere
> gently, by invading their infoprocessing systems with nano, thus
> cloaking my presence/activities. I would then upload them in situ,
> reclaim all available material resources while allowing them to ascend
> at their subjective native rate in an artificial reality sandbox. They
> wouldn't notice a thing out of the ordinary.
Wouldn't they see you coming, though? Or are you going to refrain from Dyson Sphering stars until you've found out whether there are any intelligent life forms in neighboring galaxies? That would be awfully nice of you, quite a sacrifice just to make sure that primitive civilizations don't get culture shock.