Re: poly: The singleton hypothesis

From: Robin Hanson <>
Date: Mon May 04 1998 - 13:58:04 PDT

Carl F. writes:
>My intuition is that given trillions of Jupiter brains working for billions
>of years, there will be no room left for technological or intellectual
>improvements: the limits of feasibility will be coincident with the limits
>of possibility. We will reach the highest possible level of development,
>and so will any aliens we run into.

What if a war with aliens were like a game of Go, where subtle strategy
choices could make a big difference? Does analysis of a game like Go also
reach limits, where more analysis won't give more ability?

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 Mon May 4 21:02:55 1998

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