[extropy-chat] Space: The Final Constraint

Damien Sullivan phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
Tue Jun 13 20:12:42 UTC 2006

On Tue, Jun 13, 2006 at 10:05:11PM +0200, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 13, 2006 at 10:47:59AM -0700, Damien Sullivan wrote:
> > Why turn Earth into computronium while Venus is available?
> Because the process starts here, and while it will leap into space
> it doesn't mean Earth surface will see industrial-strength pollution
> of a postbiological culture.

I assume you mean "won't see".

This is a choice, not a law of nature.

> > Probably not cost-effective, but otherwise not obviously ridiculous.
> No, bulk matter transport over interstellar distances is prohibitive.

Thus "not cost-effective".  I was responding to a proposal that we
shouldn't do it if we could.

-xx- Damien X-) 

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