[ExI] Meat v. Machine

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Fri Dec 31 11:12:12 UTC 2010

On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 10:14:06PM -0800, spike wrote:

> Ja I see.  We could be onto a good solution to the puzzle of why the first
> civilization to evolve apparently didn't fill the universe.  Home is so much
> more interesting.  There isn't a big return on the investment to send some
> of the thought potential outwards, even if it presents the possibility of
> colonizing another star system.  It is possible that the information that is

I hear homesteading was pretty popular when the aliens (Europeans)
landed. I don't think they were looking for gold, as the Queen of
Spain surely did when she ponied up for the then-equivalent of a
manned mission to Mars.

> several years away is always insufficiently valuable to give away current
> processing capability.

Ecosystems always expand into new substrate, if given the 

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