Re: Setting Space Boundaries

Date: Sun Aug 12 2001 - 08:29:46 MDT

In a message dated 8/12/2001 12:23:52 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< Just out of curiosity, when do you think the migration to the stars will
 start to take its toll on the concept of "government", as in start
 fracturing into otherworldly governments and not "colonies" of existing
 ones. OR will it break down totally with the singularity and wont mean squat
 long before we get to the stars? >>

By definition, a Singularity (according to Vinge) is unpredictable. If Vinge
is wrong and there is something discernible beyond the Singularity, I will
guess that a lot of the personalities (uploaded) who initiate star travel
will be similar to personalities today, who are scientists, and naturalists.
Perhaps, most of the "trekies" will be more drawn to fantasy environments,
such as the "Trek Universe", Middle Earth, Known Space, whatever appeals.
Perhaps, the great silence, means the visible universe becomes The Land of
the Lotus Eaters, where every being immerses themselves in a satisfying
fantasy realm?


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