[ExI] RES: More Advanced Extraterrestrials

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 09:39:13 UTC 2015

On 13 January 2015 at 06:59, Rafal Smigrodzki wrote:
> ### Every single one of them? Untold trillions of superminds, over billions
> of years, always and inevitably getting bored? Not even one of them deciding
> to send out even a single self-replicating probe designed to self-replicate
> for ever, just for the heck of it?

That is pretty unbelievable for us humans who rely on continual
stimulation to keep going. Every day something new will turn up. The
continual staring at iPhones is an excellent example.

But think about the effects of speeding up your brain processing by
possibly thousands of times.
You are trapped in an unchanging physical world. If you decide to send
out a probe, then first it takes the equivalent of thousands of years
(brain time) to build it and then you have to watch it while it takes
thousands of years (brain time) to move about a yard.

High speed AIs must rely on virtual reality for change and
stimulation. In effect, they leave the physical world and exist in a
world that moves at the same speed as their AI processing.


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