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

spike spike66 at att.net
Sun Dec 9 03:30:06 UTC 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org [mailto:extropy-chat-
> bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of Bryan Bishop
> Sent: Saturday, December 08, 2007 11:56 AM
> To: ExI chat list
> Subject: Re: [ExI] von Neumann probes (was Re: fermi paradox)
> 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

Oh OK ja.  I am back to trying to imagine it.  I can see viral information,
where a civilization tries to convince another civilization to remake itself
in the image of the sender.


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