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18586Re: [MAGIC-list] Re: Intelligent Interstellar Probes

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  • Eray Ozkural
    Sep 28, 2013
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      On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 2:14 AM, Gabriel Leuenberger
      <gabriel.leuenberger@...> wrote:
      > Wow 0.5c that's fast. Nice presentation, I learned some things.
      > The Target Selection slide is strange: it makes it look like two different
      > stars have equally sized habitable zones.

      Thanks. That speed depends on the quantum vacuum plasma thruster,
      which might or might not work.

      Here is tech we can build right away:

      The illustrations are from PHL, take a look at how they visualize the
      habitable zone


      They might be normalizing the range

      > Some questions:
      > Would it be cheaper to gather the same scientific data by very large
      > telescopes instead of an interstellar mission?

      I don't know, but I don't think you can get the same scientific data.
      We can even map the planets' surface or land on the planets, etc.

      > Would the Bussard Ramjet or other magnetic confinement fusion engines be
      > unfeasible?

      Ramject doesn't work due to drag, MCF could work, but for which type
      of propulsion system?

      > Did you check if the transmission rate of your interstellar communication
      > system is big enough?

      Yes, it should be enough but a larger dish would do better, we can
      send a bigger inflatable dish, that's not a problem. But I suppose
      more research is needed on that although the mylar dish is pretty good
      as it is.

      > Why not use gravitational lensing for laser communication too?

      I've asked the authors of FOCAL proposal about that, the answer was
      not that clear, it needs calculations. I suppose it's an open problem.


      > On Thursday, 26 September 2013 12:11:07 UTC+2, Eray Ă–zkural wrote:
      >> A mostly non-technical presentation concerning some high-level ideas
      >> about how to design an AI agent for interstellar probes.
      >> http://www.examachine.net/blog/interstellar-ai-probes/
      >> I outline some ideas about this application in a hopefully
      >> easy-to-understand way, comments welcome.
      >> Note that here there isn't a formalization of the ideas presented, but
      >> that's something for an AI conference I think.
      >> Best,
      >> --
      >> Eray Ozkural, PhD candidate. Comp. Sci. Dept., Bilkent University, Ankara
      >> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ai-philosophy
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      Eray Ozkural, PhD candidate. Comp. Sci. Dept., Bilkent University, Ankara
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