[extropy-chat] Survival

Lee Corbin lcorbin at rawbw.com
Thu Apr 12 21:30:16 UTC 2007

Robert wrote

> On 4/12/07, Robert Bradbury <robert.bradbury at gmail.com> wrote:

> It could well be the case that the solar system as a whole evolves
> up the slope while Earth, Mars and Venus remain meat havens
> until we get so bored with multi-thousand year lifespans that we
> go off on some dangerous adventure in a world ship to a distant
> "dark" galaxy. 

In the first place, by then "boredom" will be an entirely voluntary
state of mind.  It seems to me that I have said this before.  Is 
there a problem with it?

Secondly, going off to a so-called "dangerous adventure" in a
distant dark galaxy will naturally take place by evolution.  That
is, the forms that spread out in the galaxy and beyond will be
the forms that spread out into the galaxy and beyond  :-)
The near-tautology of evolution that creates the phenomenon
(as we see on Earth) of life sort of automatically seeking out
every environment in which it can live. 

Even if some super-intelligences are "afraid" to send copies of
themselves to dark galaxies, others will.


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