Re: predictions if wave passed here

From: Adrian Tymes (
Date: Tue Oct 17 2000 - 23:00:25 MDT wrote:
> Eugene writes:
> > Staying is default. The launchers can't launch themselves, so they
> > stay. Sustainable barrage of stellar neighbours with seeds is a waste
> > of resources after they're infected, so they'll cease.
> The behavior of the launchers after the frontier has become unreachable
> has no effect on the rate of spread of the frontier, hence this kind of
> reasoning cannot play a role in the selection of the fastest-spreading
> replicators.

What about parasitical launchers which can only survive where others
have gone before, but which can take advantage of the already-processed
resources to go faster (up to the frontier)? They would spread faster
than that which expands the frontier...

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