(Fwd) Re: poly: The singleton hypothesis

From: Nick Bostrom <bostrom@ndirect.co.uk>
Date: Thu Jun 18 1998 - 19:54:33 PDT

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Peter C. McCluskey writes:

> >For example,
> >they could carry a small pack of high-energy molecules with
> >them.
> In that case their ability to reproduce in the field will be pretty
> limited, which means you need to clarify how they are going to be delivered
> in order to tell whether they are as effective as today's weapons.

They could have two modes, one where they eat and multiply (they
could eat some organic stuff for example), and one mode where they
use their energy reserves to destroy glass.

Nick Bostrom
Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
London School of Economics
Received on Fri Jun 19 02:16:45 1998

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