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

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Tue Jul 17 2001 - 23:37:20 MDT

Eugene Leitl wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Jul 2001, Robert J. Bradbury wrote:
> > I'm going to resist getting dragged into the discussion between
> > Eugene & Daniel regarding colonization, interstellar wars, etc.
> > because I believe its simply rehashing old material.
> Since few people can be bothered to reread the archives, a periodical
> rehashing seems in order, particularly when dissenting views are
> presented.
> I still think that our presence is incompatible with existance of advanced
> others (as much as I'd wish they existed and would be hanging around our
> backyeard).

Well, if you expect all advanced others to be utterly Darwinian
and expansive then your argument seems tight. But that
assumption is just that, an assumption. It is probably as
pointless for us to attempt to say what all post-Singularity
species will be like as to attempt to say in any detail what the
local Singularity will be like. We are not remotely equipped to
do so. But I would certainly hope that we can think of better
games to play than infinite Darwinian expansion until we run out
of universe or run into something more single-mindedly Darwinian
and expansionist than ourselves.

- samantha

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