From: LARRY KLAES (ljk4_at_msn.com)
Date: Thu Mar 06 2008 - 07:19:25 PST
Seven ways to control the Galaxy with self-replicating probes
So, you want to take over the Galaxy. A good career move. Ultimately, you're
hoping to communicate with extraterrestrials, colonize entire sets of star
clusters, and eventually lord it over the entire Milky Way.
You've got the motive, but what about the means?
Well, forget about generation ships, suspended animation or ringworlds – the
best way for you to explore, colonize and ultimately rule the Milky Way will
be through the use of self-replicating robotic spacecraft – what are
sometimes referred to as von Neumann probes.
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