Re: poly: Solar system development

From: Anders Sandberg <>
Date: Mon Dec 15 1997 - 10:23:08 PST

Robin Hanson <> writes:

> It's not clear how much the initial state of the colonizing machines
> matters. Assuming humans have substantial influence in at least one
> oasis, we can continue to grow regardless of what happens in other
> oases. And the behavior at the colonization frontier may well be
> largely independent of the strategies of initial colonizers:
> evolutionary selection may dominate.

I think this is what really makes this thread interesting. I think
this discussion should really be compiled together into an essay form
for a wider audience.

As for myself, I have started to play around with replicator dynamics,
hoping to make a simulation of how "memes" might spread in this
situation. Hopefully I will get time at the end of this week to
implement it.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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Received on Mon Dec 15 18:15:16 1997

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