RE: SETSIs (was Re: seti@home WILL NOT WORK)

Rob Harris Cen-IT (
Thu, 15 Jul 1999 13:56:18 +0100

> Rob Harris Cen-IT wrote:
> >
> > > You are both wrongly assuming that all technological civilizations
> would
> > > have similar exponent courves in technological/population development.
> > > You are assuming that EVERY society will want to transcend, rather
> than
> > > just staying at a comfortable early 21st century level. You are also
> > > wrongly assuming that following a singularity by some percentage of
> the
> > > population that the rest of the population just dissapears.
> > >
> > Obscene assumptions that would normally be labelled the product of an
> insane
> > mind are order of the day around here, so it seems.
> As are ad hominem attacks, it seems. The only obscene assumption is your
> assumption that an alien civlization would not have any idea of what
> kinds of technologies primitive societies will develop to communicate
> with. Inane. Banal.
I wouldn't class my contribution as an attack, but in both cases I think we'll have to agree to disagree on this one......

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