Re: poly: Von Neuman Culture density functions(was: Is our lightcone is uninhabited except for us?)

From: James Rogers <>
Date: Tue Dec 16 1997 - 18:55:06 PST

At 10:32 AM 12/16/97 -0500, you wrote:
>James Rogers writes:
>> >Given this, I find the idea that there might be advanced cultures in
> ^^
>> >our light cone that have not sent Von Neuman machines in our direction
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>> >exceptionally unlikely. Its possible -- I would never call it
>> >impossible -- but it is not likely.
>> My point is that a Von Neuman culture 5 billion light years away with a 4
>> billion year head start on us would still be outside of our
>> experience.
>Did you see the "IN OUR LIGHT CONE" bit above?
>A culture five billion light years away with a four billion year head
>start is not in our light cone.

Which was my point exactly. My apologies for butting heads against nothing.

-James Rogers
Received on Wed Dec 17 02:54:10 1997

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