Re: Fermi and LOGI

From: Mitch Howe (
Date: Wed Apr 24 2002 - 11:57:31 MDT

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

No, which is why I am saying that humans may be very atypical as far as
minds are concerned. And my comment about Egan was partly in jest, since I
also think it sounds a little to good to be true.

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

I'm not claiming to have solved the paradox. I am mereley suggesting that
certain interpretations of it may interest cognitive scientists -- not
neccessarily the simplest ones.

> You just stated that all beings must be nice all the time (because a
> single one going exponential will own the place).

Not so. I just stated that any or all preexisting intelligent entities
within our lightcone either do not explore or do not explore in ways that
leave a highly noticible mark. If this were not so, there would be no

--Mitch Howe

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