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

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Wed Jul 18 2001 - 00:51:25 MDT

Samantha Atkins wrote:
> Well, if you expect all advanced others to be utterly Darwinian
> and expansive then your argument seems tight.

Actually, the problem exists if *at least one* advanced alien species,
anywhere in our past light cone, is either (a) Darwinian or (b) Friendly.
Now, I personally would expect Singularities to be either Darwinian or
Friendly, with little or no grey area. If all Singularities check 'none
of the above' then something really strange is going on. In fact, I think
it's pretty safe to say that *any* resolution to the Fermi Paradox implies
something really strange, unless we're all missing the obvious.

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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