Self-replicating machines (aka. Von Neumann probes) could be imminent. If we can build them, why haven't we heard from some alien probes by now?
Guest | Alex Ellery
Professor Carleton University [@Carleton_U]
Carleton University Profile | https://carleton.ca/mae/profile/alex-ellery/
On LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-ellery-b3649816/
Host | Matthew S Williams
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Self-replicating machines (aka. Von Neumann probes) could be imminent. If we can build them, why haven't we heard from some alien probes by now? Self-replicating machines could ensure humanity's future in space. But how can we ensure they won't grow beyond our control?
"Curbing the fruitfulness of self-replicating machines" (study): https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/international-journal-of-astrobiology/article/curbing-the-fruitfulness-of-selfreplicating-machines/2B67DD2951C7E20C4103DD40D87D6641
For more podcast Stories from Space with Matthew S Williams, visit: https://itspmagazine.com/stories-from-space-podcast