[ExI] Wrestling with Embodiment

Kelly Anderson kellycoinguy at gmail.com
Wed Feb 1 20:38:15 UTC 2012


On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 12:34 PM, The Avantguardian
<avantguardian2020 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I can think of numerous creatures that have hyperevolved out of
> their niche. I have personally observed an entire population of very
> scrappy racoons thriving in the heart of the Los Angeles urban sprawl.
> They eat pigeons, garbage, dog food, that sort of thing. In any case,
> you would be suprised how often species change niches. The
>survivors do at any rate.

That's normal evolution, and to be expected. Hyperevolution requires
memetics, or culture if you will. At least that's what I meant in this
context. I don't think racoons have a very sophisticated culture, with
language and libraries and such.

>> To my way of thinking "human paradise" is an oxymoron. I don't
>> think
>> there ever will be a way for all neighbors to get along. It's just
>> against the laws of physics. There will always be competition and
>> friction. We can get out of it for a while by developing energy
>> sources faster than our population grows, but eventually, we'll run
>> short of energy (in it's various forms).
>
> Not likely. If my work on the hydrodynamics of space-time is accurate,
> it would mean the universe is nothing but energy in a myriad of forms.
> And if we blow all our resources on fighting over the energy sources
> we understand instead of developing the ones we don't, we would
> have died of thirst in the middle of the ocean. That is a sad fate for me
> and my kind.

Mr. LaForge, give me more power!!! (Sorry, I've always wanted to say that... :-)

In the long run, I would assume we have to deal with the heat death of
the universe... in the short term, we have to deal with that pesky
speed of light thing. We've beaten this topic pretty hard before...
though not your particular approach to it. And, since matter IS
energy, clearly there is a LOT of power out there, but not an infinite
amount. There will always be some limit to growth, even though it
might look rather infinite to us.

-Kelly



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