Re: SETI/ASTRO: MBrains/JBrains & Globular Clusters

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Mon Jul 16 2001 - 08:47:42 MDT

On Mon, 16 Jul 2001, Technotranscendence wrote:

> Although it kind of makes for an unprovable assertion, isn't there a
> possibility of stealth here? Would Jupiter brains or your Ouranos quark
> brains want to call attention to themselves?

Why not?

You can't outgun them, locally.

You can -- possibly -- try a subversion, but what would the attacker to
gain? The stellar landscape is for grabs. Either it's a banquet on dumb
matter, or a takeover of a culture pretending to be dumb dirt (it can't,
unless it is extremely frugal).

Remote subversion by contact is of course different (via a viral message
that takes over the local resources), but the fitness gradient of
postsingularity critters must be brownian, so it's useless.

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