We’ve talked about the Fermi Paradox here and here before, my long-time friend David Galbraith, ever the architect, tackles the Fermi Paradox from the point of view of the natural limits of communication in Minimum & Maximum Viable Civilizations.

4 thoughts on “Minimum Viable Civilization

  1. Sounds like someone watched too much Battlestar Galactica. “If, at some point we replace ourselves with evolving, self-replicating machines, why not make them expand by making themselves smaller at each iteration, to colonize by contraction…” Maybe they’ve already iterated smaller and set up shop in your brain and I’m really talking to a civilization of between your ears.