Re: seti@home is SORTA WORKING
Sun, 11 Jul 1999 18:02:09 EDT

In a message dated 99-07-11 17:56:47 EDT, (Robert J. Bradbury) wrote:

> The critical question to my mind is whether there are
> "evolutionary plateaus" or "ecological niches" that are likely to
> be filled by sub-SIs. If it is *sentient* and it can self-evolve,
> then we are back to the Robots discussion (of another thread) --
> why would it not choose not to evolve as far as it possibly can
> (and gobble up another star...)? Unless the Supreme SI(s) punish
> self-evolving behavior rather severely it would seem that it must occur.

Paradise Lost . . . Lucifer . . .

(I am getting entirely too carried away with this, I think . . .)

     Greg Burch     <>----<>
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                         "Civilization is protest against nature; 
                  progress requires us to take control of evolution."
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