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von Neumann probe

About the author

I acknowledge articles on this site are entirely hypothetical by their nature. Therefore I can't say I believe in them. All I can say is that what I have wriote here could be real, as far as I can see. Without doubt there are many things I didn't see or take account. Since I believe most of my assumptions are testable, we will eventually see if they resemble the reality at all.

Written by Teemu L

What is von Neumann probe

Von Neumann probe is a hypothetical robotic space probe. It is programmed to search space for raw materials and energy in order to build copies of itself. It can be considered as a mechanical bacterium or virus. Besides self-replicating, von Neumann probes will execute tasks they are programmed to do. You can read more about von Neumann probe on Wikipedia.