I watched this video on youtube where Nick Bostrom was talking about the Fermi paradox :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GnkAcdRgcI 1. If the great filter is between having a planet and a civilization like ours then it's very unlikely for us to develop into a super- civilization. 2. If the great filter is between ourselves and a hypothetical mega- rare-super-civilization then doesn't that imply the following? a) If DA is true then every observer should reason as if they were a radom sample drawn from the set of all observers b) If we a priori consider that a highly more advanced civilization than us is highly more numerous in conscious beings than we are today at our peak, considering DA must be true, then : c) Shouldn't that random observer consider itself in the most numerous civilization and, very likely, on the most advanced of them ? So ours is one of the most advanced civilizations. AlexAlex. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.