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Kolmogorov Complexity, String Information, Panspermia and the Fermi Paradox



 
 
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Old October 5th 05, 12:35 AM
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Default Kolmogorov Complexity, String Information, Panspermia and the Fermi Paradox

From the physics archive (though perhaps good luck figuring it out):

From: V. G. Gurzadyan
Date (revised v2): Mon, 26 Sep 2005 16:46:55 GMT (4kb)

Title: Kolmogorov Complexity, String Information, Panspermia and the Fermi
Paradox
Authors: V.G.Gurzadyan
Categories: physics.gen-ph astro-ph
Comments: Refs added. To appear in The Observatory
Subj-class: General Physics; Astrophysics

Bit strings rather than byte files can be a mode of transmission both
for intelligent signals and for travels of extraterrestrial
life. Kolmogorov complexity, i.e. the minimal length of a binary coded
string completely defining a system, can then, due to its
universality, become a key concept in the strategy of the search of
extraterrestrials. Evaluating, for illustration, the Kolmogorov
complexity of the human genome, one comes to an unexpected conclusion
that a low complexity compressed string - analog of Noah's ark - will
enable the recovery of the totality of terrestrial life. The
recognition of bit strings of various complexity up to incompressible
Martin-L\"{o}f random sequences, will require a different strategy for
the analysis of the cosmic signals. The Fermi paradox "Where is
Everybody?" can be viewed under in the light of such information
panspermia, i.e. a Universe full of traveling life streams.

URL: http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/physics/?08010

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