[ExI] Anders Sandberg
giulio at gmail.com
Mon Jun 25 05:34:32 UTC 2018
Awesome, as everything that comes from Anders. Why did he leave the
list? Does anyone know?
On Mon, Jun 25, 2018 at 6:30 AM, Keith Henson <hkeithhenson at gmail.com> wrote:
> I thought of Anders as the most interesting person on the Extropy
> list. Unfortunately, he left some times ago. He still does
> interesting stuff, I noticed this today
> Eric Drexler is one of the co-authors.
> "The researchers assigned each of the equation’s parameters a range
> from the smallest to the largest values they could possibly have,
> based on current knowledge. This revealed that in a third of the
> cases, the galaxy would be absolutely devoid of intelligent life
> anywhere else but Earth. In other scenarios, however, there could be a
> large number of civilizations."
> If civilizations are common and we don't see or hear from any of them,
> that has dire implications for humanity's future. But if they are
> really uncommon, then our future is unknown and without precedent.
> Which is a lot better than being doomed.
> Best wishes,
> PS, the actual paper is here: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1806.02404.pdf
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