Re: the end of fermi's paradox?

From: Philip Goetz (
Date: Fri Jan 05 2007 - 17:57:22 MST

On 1/5/07, Philip Goetz <> wrote:

> I'm not aware of any stars that emit radiation at unexpected wavelengths.
> However, if ET wants to make most efficient use of its star's energy,
> I suspect that it will radiate heat like a black body.

Tom McCabe pointed out that you get the most work out of your energy
if you radiate it at the background temperature. I think that's
right, so that may ruin my nice theory about star computers looking
the same as stars. I'm dubious that one could radiate heat from a
star as fast as it is generated without raising the local background
radiation, but I'm out of my depths.

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