[ExI] Limiting factor to the Intelligence Singularity?

Kelly Anderson postmowoods at gmail.com
Sun Dec 24 05:20:32 UTC 2023

> Something this small would likely be completely undetectable to us.
> Further, if alien civilizations shift to using reversible computers, then
> energy would no longer be a scarce resource to them as their computers
> could run without consuming power.
> Jason


Reversible computation is possible. However it is not a free ride. That
would be a perpetual motion machine and would violate the second law of
thermodynamics which appears to be very well established physics. When you
harvest a result that is not reversed. So don't think of it as free. It's
more like an electric car that gets some energy back from generating
electricity from breaking. That doesn't mean you're going to travel a
thousand miles for nothing.


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