[ExI] The Great Silence again

Keith Henson hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Sun Apr 24 23:56:25 UTC 2011

Re messing with you perception of time, I have been talking about
subjective warp drive since at least 1990.

I don't know how long I have been thinking about the consequences of
speeding up, but by 2003 I wrote this:

"To put bluntly, if technophilic life is common, none of them survive their
local Singularity.

"There are alternatives, for example, as we speed up our thinking, the stars
recede out of reach.  (If your subjective time is sped up a million fold,
the nearest star becomes millions of years away.)  But this assumes no
variation, since slowing down your thinking brings the stars
closer.  (Assuming no FTL travel.)

"Our entire species is going over a waterfall in a barrel.  There doesn't
seem to be a way to leave part of them on the shore as we drift downstream."



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