[ExI] Slow thinking

Dan dan_ust at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 4 18:02:08 UTC 2011

From: spike <spike66 at att.net>
To: 'Dennis May' <dennislmay at yahoo.com>; 'ExI chat list' <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 12:07 PM
Subject: Re: [ExI] Slow thinking

From:extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org [mailto:extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of Dennis May
Subject: Re: [ExI] Slow thinking
Stefano Vaj wrote:
> Yes. My personal answer to Fermi's paradox is much 
> more along the lines of Wolfram's.
>Dennis May
>…For, if any ET civilisation contacted us, says Wolfram, what could it trade with us? In his view, all it could say is "Here are some useful programs we have found in the computational universe - what have you found?"
We have found 47 Mersenne primes and 47 perfect numbers.  Those will be universal indicators of how a civilization chooses to waste its computing resources.  
What about a Facebook for the universe?
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