From: Eugen Leitl (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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
> 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
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