Re: Hiveminds and the Great Filter

Anders Sandberg (
10 Mar 1999 18:02:27 +0100

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <> writes:

> I can't speak to whether or not this is a Steady State Universe, but I
> would like to note that this *would* solve the Great Filter Paradox.
> Even if the Powers expand at lightspeed, or faster, or MUCH faster,
> there would still, always and eternally, be islands with no
> Singularities for an arbitrary distance.

Hmm...? I don't have the time right now, but there is an argument *against* the steady-state theory based on the paucity of aliens in Tipler & Barrow's _The Anthropic Cosmological Principle_. They seem to reach the exact opposite conclusion than you.

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