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

From: Alex F. Bokov (
Date: Wed Jul 18 2001 - 00:00:58 MDT


On Tue, 17 Jul 2001, Samantha Atkins wrote:

> 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.

Are there any such games we can think of now?

Will any of these games also have the inherent effect of limiting the
expansion of those groups/individuals who happen to be Darwinian? B/c
if not, we just end up with a bunch of really interesting entities at
the center of a vast sphere of Darwinian behavior that dwarfs them
completely and renders them insignificant on a universe-wide scale.
Perhaps the best we can hope for are games that are both interesting
and Darwinian.

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