[ExI] for the fermi paradox fans

Mike Dougherty msd001 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 17 12:46:11 UTC 2014

On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 4:49 AM, Anders Sandberg <anders at aleph.se> wrote:
> Seriously, I suspect that if you set up long-term storage you will add an
> immune system. Emplace monitors in ever solar system, build a response if
> something unacceptable happens (and this system can have as much error
> checks and cryptographic validation as you care, no chance for that
> mutating).

I like this 'immune system' analogy.  There was once a time that smart
doctors would have extinguished gut flora; now we're learning there
are important things happening there.  Perhaps younger intelligences
can be cultivated like hedges and ivy after older intelligences have
built the arbor and trellis in the garden.

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