[ExI] More Fermi Paradox
eugen at leitl.org
Tue May 14 14:55:00 UTC 2013
On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 03:44:51PM +0100, BillK wrote:
> His No.7 - All Aliens Are Homebodies
If you play a million rounds of Russian roulette, would you expect
> is the retreat into virtual worlds suggestion that I rather fancy at present.
> "Massive supercomputers would be able to simulate universes within
That's not how it works, do the math.
> universes, and lifetimes within lifetimes — and at speeds and
> variations far removed from what’s exhibited in the tired old analog
But the massive supercomputers are called that because they are... massive.
Massive enough to turn whole stellar systems into FIR blackbodies.
> He mentions one thing I hadn't heard before. - Sandberg probes (from
> you know who).
> The suggestion here is that when a civ gets to the stage that it can
> create self-replicating probes to go out and spam the universe,
> another thought occurs..... What if another civ has already done this?
> So to ensure that nobody bothers them, advanced ETIs could set up a
> perimeter of Sandberg probes (self-replicating policing probes) to
No perimeter, you have to snow-shoe spam the universe and
drop a big nuke on any other would-be spammer.
So why haven't we been nuked yet?
> make sure that nobody gets in.
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