From: Paul Hughes (
Date: Tue Mar 25 2003 - 01:00:08 MST

I was thinkning again of the Fermi Paradox yesterday,
and I cam up with another hyothesis.

Until now I have always assumed the trajectory of
accelerating intelligence will entail an increase in
computronium mass, and some version of manifest
desitiny fullfilling itself - exploring the cosmos,
etc. This could still be the case, however I'm now
considering another weirder more expansive

As intelligence increases tetrationally, it also seems
hypothetically possible that at some point, perhaps
only a short while after the singularity, its ability
to minuturize and compactify volumetrically could
accelerate faster than its needs to expand materially
and volumetrically. So rather than an increasing
amount of mass succumbing to computronium conversion,
the opposte occurs - an intelligence 'collapsar' in
which the mass used decreases as intelligence
increases, resulting in a singularity (in the original
use of the word). Further the speed up of this
intelligence increase could accelerate so fast, that
an effective infinite amount of computation is done in
zero time.

Obviously the current physics does not support this,
which is why I'm referring to it as a hypothetical
intelligence singularity (or collapsarity), in which
the laws of physics as we know them evaporate in the
presence of overwhelming intelligence.

In other words, rather than the universe heading
towards a single omega-point at the end of time, every
species that achieves a singularity quickly enters
their own omega point shortly after they achieve a
singularity. If this was indeed the case, then their
could be countless other post-singularity species who
already entered the Omega Point long ago. And since
they already acheived an infinite amount of
computation in a finite amount of time, then from our
perspective they are no longer in our universe. For
all intents and purposes, they didn't just slow down
time from the result computational speed-up, they
stopped and stepped out of it all together.

Thoughts, comments?

Paul Hughes


Do you Yahoo!?
Yahoo! Platinum - Watch CBS' NCAA March Madness, live on your desktop!

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Wed Jul 17 2013 - 04:00:42 MDT