Author: Adam Ford

The Fermi Paradox, Self-Replicating Probes, and the Interstellar Transportation Bandwidth

Keith B. Wiley kwiley@keithwiley.com Affiliation at the time of writing: Univ. of Washington, Dept. of Astronomy, Box 351580, Seattle WA 98195, USA Originally written November 25, 2011 Citation: Wiley K. The Fermi Paradox, Self-Replicating Probes, and the Interstellar Transportation Bandwidth....

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How to Escape the Matrix: Part 1

Let’s do a little thought experiment together. Imagine that last night while you slept, while you were in the deepest unconscious stages of sleep, you were drugged and kidnapped. Your body was moved to a secret location, where unknown individuals conducted complex brain surgery to connect your sensory systems directly to a neural interface and virtual reality system. When you wake, you find yourself immersed in a virtual world much like the environment envisioned in the Wachowski Brothers film The Matrix.