[ExI] Where are they? was Re: 2^57885161-1

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 10:13:15 UTC 2013

On Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 12:35 AM, Keith Henson  wrote:
> What is the one thing an intelligent species would value most?  I
> think intelligence itself would be the common trait.
> That leads to uploading and speeding up to where the rest of the
> universe recedes out of reach.

Yes, if intelligences speed up, then that makes journey times longer
by the same factor.
A large enough speedup effectively 'freezes' the physical universe.

This implies that thinking and action will all take place in a virtual
universe created by the high speed intelligences. (As they cannot
interact with a frozen universe). If they are living in a virtual
universe, this would explain why they don't bother sending packages to
other stars.

If this intelligence speedup is the future of all intelligent life,
then there could be billions of virtual civilisations floating around
in the vastness of space.


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