[extropy-chat] Space: The Final Constraint

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Tue Jun 13 16:16:21 UTC 2006

On Tue, Jun 13, 2006 at 09:00:04AM -0700, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:

> No more irreversible computing except where absolutely necessary!  Turn 
> off the Sun, it's wasting electricity.

Only if you don't intercept its entire output to power
your circumstellar computer cloud. If you do that, you'll
notice that this solar system has too much matter for
the energy flux, and you have to start doing fusion, or
whatever it takes to turn matter in energy to power
the rest of your habitats.

One more bad thing: evolutionary systems optimize for
Ops/s, not Ops/J.

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