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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Not All Paradoxes Are Created Equal

Fermi's Paradox is mythological: the predicate requiring any hyper-intelligent aliens to opt for expansion toward a galactic empire is dubious at best. On the contrary, opting for & maintaining long-term cultural equilibrium in terms of habitat, energy & resource consumption may be an essential precondition to achieving high-order sentience.


M. Bouffant said...

Leaves us out then.

jim said...

Note that we as yet have neither a robust definition of high-order sentience nor a predictive & unitary model of human consciousness.

2016 AHOY!