Re: Another Take on the Fermi Paradox

From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Mon Dec 23 2002 - 21:18:49 MST

And of course I should point out I am not the first to bring this
objection, many others including Tipler have come up with it before me.

Does anyone know of any good rebuttals to the "where are the Von Neumann
Probes?" quandry? I find myself siding with Nick "we are Sims" Bostrom
rather than believe all civs kill themselves off. THAT would be depressing.

Brian Atkins
Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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