[ExI] Immeasurable hubris

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Sun Sep 7 14:41:44 UTC 2014

On Fri, Sep 5, 2014 at 5:20 PM, Anders Sandberg <anders at aleph.se> wrote:

> Rafal Smigrodzki <rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com> , 5/9/2014 7:54 PM:
> ### What I had in mind is not necessarily killing the cute young puppy
> civilizations, although a supermind dwelling in the darkness might see this
> is as entirely unobjectionable. Hypervelocity objects striking all planets
> bearing monocellular life, sufficient to boil the top layer of rock, once
> every billion years, should do the trick bloodlessly by preventing life
> from ever getting close to generating a civilization.
> Maybe ours is just running late :)
> If the system is sloppy enough to miss a few biospheres like ours, it is
> not stable enough to act as an explanation of the Fermi question:
> http://www.seti.ac.uk/dir_setinam2013/posters/posters_NAM2013_anders_sandberg.pdf
> (see the question 2 section to the right).

### Absolutely. As I mentioned in the post on 09/04, our existence is a
good reason to disbelieve the existence of the Old Ones. It's a small
universe after all, there is only room for either Them, or us.

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