Re: Fermi and LOGI

From: Eugen Leitl (
Date: Wed Apr 24 2002 - 03:09:13 MDT

> It could, of course, also mean that *restraint* is a distinguishing
> trait of minds intelligent enough to initiate galaxy-trotting
> exploration. If so, Egan's Diaspora may actually have been correct in

We are at the threshold of initiating galaxy-trotting exploration. Do you
consider us prone to restraint, as a species?

Isn't the simplest explanation to Fermi's paradoxon that we're in nobody's
smart lightcone?

> its seeming to take for granted the idea that truly intelligent
> species don't screw up by "going exponential"... and we can look
> forward to slamming the overpopulation fearmongers once and for all.

You just stated that all beings must be nice all the time (because a
single one going exponential will own the place). Now, I would like to see
some real arguments. ("Egan wrote" and "it's the nice thing to do" is not
an argument).

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