Re: Tipler's Conjectures

Date: Fri May 04 2001 - 18:47:59 MDT

Interesting enough there is a modest article in Popular Science (may 2001)
that covered some hypothetical "drives" that would extend the passage of
matter and information, well past light. I like the notion that however fast
the cosmos accelerates, we will find our way to the "edge" of the expansion
and manipulate it. There will be counter-arguments to this, but I suspect
nothing conclusive, scientifically. I hold to Kurzweil's conjecture, that
whatever forces the universe produces; gravity, electromagnetism, the weak
nuclear force, or the strong nuclear force, they will all, ultimately,
crumble before intelligence.


In a message dated 5/4/2001 7:24:49 PM Eastern Daylight Time,

<< It is actually worse than that. The horizons are going to creep inwards,
 making the island smaller and smaller. Eventually everything gets
 separated from everything else.
 Dyson once remarked that he found closed universes claustrophobic, but
 give me a Taub-like collapse any day instead of creeping horizons.
 Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension! >>

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