[ExI] No mirrors, was Deceleration mirrors

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Thu Sep 24 01:13:04 UTC 2015

On Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 5:41 AM, Anders Sandberg <anders at aleph.se> wrote:

Sounds good. Multiple launches is a good way of getting redundancy. In our
> sketch we assumed a 30g payload, but we think it is easy to get down to the
> mg range.

### Looks like we are on the same page here. Once I am done with my current
project, we should meet and put some lasers together.

I am wondering what would be the ticket costs on these starships. Probably
a huge part of mission costs would be IP related, inherent in the knowledge
needed for transforming the target into computronium. You could contribute
e.g. by buying a copy of the nanobacteria blueprints for making solar cells
and piggyback your mind on the blueprint. You could encrypt yourself and
the blueprints into one entity, in effect becoming a local expert on solar
cells, thus assuring you would be in great demand in the growing star
colony, and you would be copied widely.

Would it be better to pay for encoding a copy of you on the ship itself or
is it going to be cheaper to send a copy by laser once a receiver station
is built by the colonizer swarm?

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