Controlling the Galaxy with Von Neumann Probes

It's time to start controlling the galaxy, and the best tool for the job is a self-replicating probe. Space probes that can go incredibly long distances, replicate themselves, and carry things like surveillance devices or molecular foundries, are the brainchild of mid-twentieth century futurist John Von Neumann. Often… » 3/06/08 9:42am 3/06/08 9:42am