Re: poly: Solar system development

From: Robin Hanson <>
Date: Tue Dec 16 1997 - 10:19:06 PST

Carl writes:
>... as long
>as there is one radio reciever connected to a universal assembler and a
>power supply left operating, it could be colonized by a more patient
>replicator willing to live on the leavings. And the second-wave replicator
>could travel by radio, and thus easily keep up with the frontier. All the
>second-wave replicator has to do is induce the frontier replicator to leave
>a tiny fraction of the oasis unused.

The question is: what can this second wave have to offer to induce the
to leave these resouces? News about technological innovations? And is there
a way to implement the deal, ensuring that the news can only be decoded if
an oasis has actually created the requested replicator?

Robin Hanson
RWJF Health Policy Scholar, Sch. of Public Health 510-643-1884
140 Warren Hall, UC Berkeley, CA 94720-7360 FAX: 510-643-8614
Received on Tue Dec 16 18:13:13 1997

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