Stories tagged “Von Neumann”

  • Life Cycle

    The Von Neumann replicator approached the planet. It made no attempt to contact the inhabitants, if any. It cared not for any form of life that may have existed there. It descended silently through the atmosphere and landed unobserved. It began to feed...

  • Empty Nest Syndrome

    We started building colony ships in the 2050s. They weren’t exactly visually impressive: the main bulk was the industrial nanofab, resembling a dull grey quonset hut. Also on-board: some rad-shielding, some primitive AI navigation and replication...

    • Author: kyle90
    • Posted about 6 years ago.