Re: ...The evolution of Stellar Based Superminds...

From: Emlyn (onetel) (
Date: Wed Jul 19 2000 - 21:34:07 MDT

Robert wrote, in an entirely different context:
> If the pilgrims has been "ants", I don't think King George
> (a human) would have had anywhere near as many problems with
> the colonies. (Insert cartoon of King George stepping on an
> ant hill).

Sorry to take this out of context, but I just had a thought.

You know that we don't dominate ants. We dominate all kinds of other
animals, lots of our ecosystem. But ants are doing pretty well, often
despite our best efforts; this expands into most of the insect world.

Is it really as clear cut as we often make out that SIs would entirely
dominate sub-SIs? Or is there some room for competition, based on different
requirements? For instance, perhaps those SIs will require so much energy to
operate, that there can't be many of them, and they can't really afford the
effort required to stomp out all those pesky human-nests. Thoughts?


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