[ExI] The Great Silence again

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Mon Apr 25 15:12:11 UTC 2011

On Mon, Apr 25, 2011 at 3:31 PM, Eugen Leitl  wrote:
> A "posthuman civ" is a highly diverse set of species with widely differing
> complexities and goals. Some of them will be as dumb as viroids. They most
> assuredly "not not die if you lost connection" than you would die if you
> didn't check your twatr stats daily. Or the dandelions stop producing
> seeds, because, you know, the ennui, it's so unbearable.
> You know, this isn't a difficult concept. Either I'm really lousy at
> explaining it, or maybe it's you.

You are looking backwards and assuming that as it always was so shall
it continue to be.

Just because humans always had ten children doesn't mean they always will.
Ooops, they've stopped already.

Posthumans aren't like clever humans. They are fundamentally
different. They don't want the same things as you do.

As Keith says, either posthumans don't leave home throughout the
galaxy (and we are pretty late arrivals in the Milky Way) or we are
the first.


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