Re: Gamma Ray Bursters: Super SDI????

Michael Lorrey (
Sun, 04 May 1997 19:36:46 -0400

Here's an idea of a use of GRB's by intelligent species:

Lets say some society irresponsibly produces Berserker type Von Neumann
machines as space probes, that within several hundred or thousand years
become the bane of some star cluster. Intelligent species might bury
themselves deep into their planetary crust, then send out a mission to
purposely set off some sort of stellar reaction that creates a GRB. The
GRB acts as an exterminator to wipe out all those Berserkers that have
overrun local space and are munching on peoples planets. Once the
pestilence is dead or higly minimized, people dig out and rebuild.

			Michael Lorrey
------------------------------------------------------------		Inventor of the Lorrey Drive

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