Re: Another Take on the Fermi Paradox

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Wed Dec 25 2002 - 17:10:52 MST

Gary Miller wrote:
> I would suppose that Federation regulations would only authorize
> scientific missions to planets possessing out technology level that
> utilized some type of stealth technology to enter our system.
> I imagine our present day stealth aircraft would have sounded pretty far
> fetched to scientists even 20 or 30 years ago. If a ship's surface was
> capable of absorbing all energy wavelengths photons, microwaves, etc...
> and reflecting none back then they are for all intents and purposes
> invisible.
> The other possibility is that they no longer have a need to traverse
> normal physical space and are capable of simply punching holes in space
> time and re-emerging at a different point.

Sorry, the SL on this discussion has dropped too far. Ruled out of order.

(Yes, I still do this. It's just that now Emil can do it too.)

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky                
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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