[ExI] von Neumann probes (was Re: fermi paradox)

Bryan Bishop kanzure at gmail.com
Sat Dec 8 19:56:01 UTC 2007

On Saturday 08 December 2007, spike wrote:
> Hmmm, not necessarily Bryan perhaps, on several of these contentions.
>  If the nanoprobes are inactive at low temperatures and thus travel
> for arbitrarily long time spans, then the dozens of light years does
> not apply.

But I thought we were talking about lasers for the moment? I understand 
that with a von Neumann probe with MNT on-board could just be fitted 
with planet-scoping/scouting techniques so that it may function where 
ever it may find itself in the galaxy. But we were talking about 
lasers, yes?

- Bryan

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