Re: Big Bang is Bunk

From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Sat Jul 28 2001 - 18:50:49 MDT

"Robert J. Bradbury" wrote:
> Samantha is right in that "optimizing" the computronium takes
> a very long time because of the requirements for moving materials
> around the solar system, breeding the right element mix for all
> the nanomachinery, etc. Those things are going to take time even
> when you have stars to burn.

I believe the question asked was why bother to even go around mucking
with planets if it turns out to be possible to transcend matter entirely
as Samantha suggested. In other words, why wait longer than 30 seconds
after Singularity in this Universe if it turns out you can go somewhere
a lot better with even fewer limitations?

Samantha seemed to answer that first we have to know all that is knowable
before we can transcend, but that didn't make any sense to me.

Brian Atkins
Director, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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