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The idea of self-replicating spacecraft has been applied – in theory – to several distinct "tasks". The particular variant of this idea applied to the idea of space exploration is known as a von Neumann probe. Other variants include the Berserker and an automated terraforming seeder ship.

The idea of self-replicating spacecraft has been applied – in theory – to several distinct "tasks". The particular variant of this idea applied to the idea of space exploration is known as a von Neumann probe. Other variants include the Berserker and an automated terraforming seeder ship.

Self-Replicating Robots and Galactic Domination | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios

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Self Replicating Machines

A look at the concept of Self-Replicating Machines, Universal Assemblers, von Neumann Probes, Grey Goo, and Berserkers. While we will discuss the basic ...

Michio Kaku: The von Neumann Probe (A Nano Ship to the Stars)

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Von Neumann Probes

We often think of colonizing or even terraforming a planet, but how about colonizing every planet in your galaxy, and not by spaceships but by self replicating ...

Where Are All The Alien Robots? The Chilling Idea Of Von Neumann Probes

As you know, I'm obsessed about the Fermi Paradox. Where are all the aliens? But an even stranger question is: where are all the robot aliens? Support us at: ...

Detecting Alien Von Neumann Probes

An exploration of SETI and the possibility of detecting alien von Neumann probes at focal points of stellar gravitational lensing.