[ExI] Meat v. Machine

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Fri Dec 31 02:36:02 UTC 2010

On 12/30/2010 7:02 PM, spike wrote:

> Point taken, but it is about 4 yrs to the next star at c, 4 million with
> good chemical rocket tech.

Oy, wake up there in the back! Since these hypersmart things will be 
running a million times faster than us, subjectively a 4 year trip to 
Rigil Kent will take 4 million human-rate years. Oh, all right, less 
than that near c because of dilatation. But who can afford to travel 
near c? And who is prepared to take the risk of brain ablation, even 
with multiple redundancy?

Damien Broderick

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