Re: ASTROENGINEERING: When Stars go Dark, was Re: Why just simulation?

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Sun Mar 18 2001 - 01:20:45 MST

"Robert J. Bradbury" wrote:

> How do you make the tradeoff between a "lot" of cycles now and
> somewhat more cycles later (if you sacrifice the cycles now)?
> Can you imagine a scenario in which the universe looks the way
> it does now because the posthumans simply got wrapped up in
> their simulations and forgot to harvest the remnants that we
> now see?

Quite possibly. Or perhaps the species decided that simply infinitely
expanding their intellectual capacity wasn't the most interesting thing
there was to do. Somehow I doubt that computronium slime-mold is the
ultimate highest good. But I am a mere mortal (thus far).

- samantha

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