Re: Clueless Bio Futurists

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Mon May 21 2001 - 15:59:40 MDT

On Mon, May 21, 2001 at 10:08:14AM -0400, Robin Hanson wrote:
> I agree that we are not yet ready to ditch the biosphere, and that
> we should try to avoid it collapsing before we are ready. What I
> think is clueless is trying to project the future of the biosphere
> over the next few millions years. It'll be gone by then.

I would rather say it is likely changed beyond all recognition by then -
it might still be a biosphere, it is just that the "bio" and "sphere"
parts might have become different. A billion divergent virtual
ecospheres in virtuality and a few thousand mega-O'Neills in a Dyson
sphere would not be unexpected.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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