Re: virus: Submit Another Book - Response

Mitchell Porter (
Tue, 27 Feb 1996 08:32:33 +1000 (EST)

There's a web page on Tipler's Omega Point Theory (yes, he took the
name from Teilhard de Chardin) at

including directions on how to reach a mailing list formed to
discuss it (, run from a majordomo).
Briefly, Tipler's cosmogony is that of a finite universe which ends
in a Big Crunch. Before the Crunch is reached, intelligent life
spreads across the universe, assuming control over all matter
everywhere; and also resurrects-via-simulation every intelligent being
that ever lived, through reconstruction of the past. Although his
universe lasts only for a finite physical time, these ultimate
intelligences experience a subjective infinity by using the free
energy which builds up at the universe's demise to think ever faster.