Re: the end of fermi's paradox?

From: Elihu Herskovics (
Date: Thu Jan 04 2007 - 21:05:38 MST

On 1/4/07, Philip Goetz <> wrote:
> But creating information does take energy.
> There is a precise relationship between bits and energy, though I
> don't understand it.

I don't remember his source, but somewhere in Kurzwiel's "the singularity is
near" he brings up that theoretically, zero energy is required for
computation (example, a rock is constantly "computing" the positions of it's
component molecules at zero energy cost), and that the only energy needed is
for output to external systems and for correcting errors caused by things
like cosmic rays.

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