[ExI] The Great Silence again

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Mon Apr 25 12:42:59 UTC 2011

On Sun, Apr 24, 2011 at 04:56:25PM -0700, Keith Henson wrote:

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

All the time? Arbitrary improbable.
> "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.)

What is the subjective perception of time travelers locked in the
Svalbard Global Seed Vault?
> "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."
> http://www.cryonet.org/cgi-bin/dsp.cgi?msg=21617

Why don't we wait, and find out in person.

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