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. >http://tinyurl.com/2hg2qn >>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 hypothesis? Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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