[ExI] Meat v. Machine

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Thu Dec 30 22:54:28 UTC 2010

On 12/30/2010 7:15 AM, BillK wrote:

> For example, if your culture is living in a substrate that enables
> processing a million times faster than reality, then for all practical
> purposes, the real world freezes to a standstill. So interacting with
> the real world ceases.
> That is just one example.

But it's the obvious one (especially if it's true). Even at c, traveling 
for 4 million years to get to the *nearest* star system is ridiculous. 
Yes, maybe you get updates and upgrades from home, but the fine 
cut&thrust is missing. So the cosmos is physically explored only by 
antisocial psychopaths? Oh dear.

Damien Broderick

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