Re: Open vs. Closed Universe(s) was Mega-mega engineering?

Anders Sandberg (
30 Nov 1997 13:38:45 +0100

"Warrl kyree Tale'sedrin" <> writes:

> The requirements for one method of opening a closed universe -- or
> closing an open one -- are known, at least roughly.
> All we need is the ability to shift very large masses of matter
> arbitrarily through time.

Nice. And of course we can solve overpopulation and the Halting
Problem the same way...

> Of course, the engineering problems in this proposal are somewhat
> daunting. :-)

Yes. They are always the hard part when solving problems with
imaginary technology :-) That is why I really admire Dyson for
actually calculating how to move stars and galactic masses using known
physics, instead of imaginary physics. I think we need more of that on
this list.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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