Re: poly: Solar system development

From: Anders Sandberg <>
Date: Wed Dec 17 1997 - 03:57:00 PST

Robin Hanson <> writes:

> The question is: what can this second wave have to offer to induce
> the frontier 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?

That sounds reasonable. One could embed the information in the second
replicator in such a way that it would be impossible to easily get it
out of it without running it and asking nicely (for example, the
replicator might be a neural net). It might be possible to defect by
fooling the replicator, but it seems to be more trouble than it is
worth for the first replicator.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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Received on Wed Dec 17 11:49:00 1997

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