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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2021
     
    I'm cooking coal. Sad, sad sad.
    I didn't know that I was so bad.
    At cooking when everyone is looking.

    I am far too dumb to choose the right category,
    and when I dump my thoughts I always fail spectacularly.

    It's not my fault, my mother's to blame...
    What?
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      CommentAuthoroak
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2021 edited
     

    (xkcd)
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    It is possible that The Great Filter consists simply of going insane with boredom.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2021
     
    If as it seems interstellar travel will forever be impossible, probably. Once there is nowhere left to go and nowhere livable to stay it's all over.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2021
     
    Interstellar travel is possible today--just not for terrestrial biota.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2021 edited
     
    Sure. For me "travel" implies going there yourself. Or at least the possibility of getting a postcard back.
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    Preseeding the destination with a few nanograms of assemblers can involve speeds close to c. Thereafter consciousness can be transferred at c via radio.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2021 edited
     
    That's information, not consciousness. And it's one way for the individusl who sends.
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    Any level of sophistication can be assembled at the destination - perhaps even surpassing that of the source, eventually. Certainly the ability to send a return postcard is there.
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      CommentAuthorpcstru
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2021
     
    So consciousness can be transmitted by flatulance at the speed of sound? You could literally fart yourself into a duplicant state?

    They didn't do that on Star Trek.
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      CommentAuthorpcstru
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2021
     
    Spock, why is the Transporter bay so ... brown.
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2021
     
    Just leave the naonogrammarticians behind...
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    Posted By: Andrew PalfreymanThereafter consciousness brain state can be transferred at c via radio.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2021
     
    We don't know what constitutes "brain state" and it's moot whether we can ever know.
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    If it's a material system, we will know.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2021
     
    Wernher said it ain't so.
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    Close enough for government work, I reckon.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2021
     
    That would depend on how the mind actually turns out to work. But never mind. Long before you get down to the Heisenberg level, Lorenz said it ain't so.