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Re: Problems With von Neumann Replicators

From: Robert Powell <rpowell.nul>
Date: Sun, 20 May 2012 16:24:43 -0500
Archived: Mon, 21 May 2012 06:20:18 -0400
Subject: Re: Problems With von Neumann Replicators

>From: Kentaro Mori<kentaro.mori.nul>
>Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 14:56:21 -0300
>To: post.nul
>Subject: Re: Problems With von Neumann Replicators

>>From: Ray Dickenson<r.dickenson.nul>
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto<post.nul>
>>Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 14:29:57 +0100
>>Subject: Problems With von Neumann Replicators
>>So, if we're not the first intelligence to evolve, why haven't
>>we already been wiped out by murderous advanced machines from
>>space? That's a question I woke up with - but then re-thought
>>some of Reynolds' more complex human-machine scenarios.
>That's Fermi's Paradox. It was formulated almost as soon as
>advances in cosmology established the Universe is billions of
>years old, and that there are billions and billions of galaxies
>as large or even larger than ours.


>>The creation and release of 'replicators' is an irresistible
>>temptation for greedy and impatient humans - so it's probably
>>been done. And the only realistic reason I can think of for us
>>not being under attack from ungoverned machines is that they
>>might see us as a resource.
>We don't have any material resources which cannot be found
>elsewhere in higher quantities and greater convenience for any
>civilization capable of crossing light-years of distance to get
>here. And even if we are a resource for our intelligence or
>biological uniqueness, the fact we cannot see any obvious signs
>of intelligente life in the Universe elsewhere -- besides the
>'controversial' UFO evidence -- must mean they are either
>deliberately hiding or that they don't exist.

Kentori, why is "they are deliberately hiding" not a reasonable

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