<br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 10/21/06, <b class="gmail_sendername">A B</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
<div>It would be interesting to display the Drake calculation (or a more "updated" variation of it) as a 3-D, statistical (even) distribution overlaying the Milky Way galaxy. It could provide a "probable" range of physical distances between "intelligent civilizations" - and might help with some insights into the Fermi Paradox ... ?
</div></blockquote><div><br>This is only interesting if you scale the stars (and civilizations) at their level of development (incapable of supporting life, capable of supporting simple life, capable of supporting complex life, capable of supporting technological civilizations, post-singularity civilizations). The density of those various star states varies with general galactic position (and probably "local" galactic quadrant history).
<br><br>Of course its kind of hard to display the post-singularity civilizations -- because we _can't_ see them!<br><br>Robert<br><br></div><br></div><br>