Re: Great Filter, Low Profile, Cryptocosmology

Hara Ra (
Thu, 17 Oct 1996 23:21:23 -0700

Robin Hanson wrote:

> If one looked at the inards of a very advanced computer, then if one
> intercepted a "long" communications channel, where the cost to
> transmit was large <snip>
> I'd expect an advanced computer to notice if some external force
> started to muck around with its innards, and to do something about it.

Perhaps the laws of physics are actually an error correcting code....

> To me, the idea that this circuit diagram is actually an
> optimum design for an advanced computer seems completely crazy.
I believe it was Wolfgang Pauli who said that most theories aren't crazy
enough to be true....

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