Re: Is SETI dangerous?

From: Byrne Hobart (
Date: Wed Sep 26 2007 - 12:44:34 MDT

> The post-AGI civilization very well might have a value system such
> that it doesn't wish to kill living things (or even upload them
> without telling them, though that might be ok with me personally),
> when it costs so very little -- relatively speaking -- to leave them
> alive, and only harvest the non-living matter found elsewhere.

Would it even have a stable definition of 'life'? Wouldn't you expect this
civilization to have a more flexible attitude, noting a difference between
the 'life' of a nonthinking entity, the life of a human, and the life of an

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