[extropy-chat] Manifest Destiny for >H

Lee Corbin lcorbin at rawbw.com
Sat Apr 14 14:35:06 UTC 2007

Eugen writes (and has made this point before)

> Diversification guarantees you some of the postbiota will be not 
> intelligent. By the bulk of the postbiomass most of it might be
> arguably only slightly smarter than rocks, with a few gods sprinkled
> in-between.

Does anyone have a simple, convincing argument that supplies some
reason that vastly transhuman engines won't absorb all resources
within reach?  Even if *some* particular AI had a predilection not
to expand its influence as far as it could, wouldn't it lose the 
evolutionary race to those who would?

The "few gods sprinkled in-between" would seem to me to be
showing superhuman restraint in not gobbling up all lesser


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