Astronomy, SETI/Xenology, Machine Self-Replication, Science, Law and Ethics

Publications of Robert A. Freitas Jr.

 

  1. Adam Korbitz, Xenology, Metalaw and Thermoethics, Metalaw and SETI blog, 2 December 2010. (about Freitas' metalegal theories) Full Text (HTML)
  2. Lance Frazer, “Alien Probes: Extraterrestrial Intelligence Isn't the Only Thing We Can Search For,” Ad Astra 3(June 1991):42-46. (Interview with Robert Freitas)
  3. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Alien Sex,” in Stanley Schmidt, ed., Part Four, The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, Analog Essays on Science, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1990, pp. 159-166. Full Article (HTML)
  4. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Scenario No. 13. Illegal Aliens,” in Paul B. Andrews, ed., Genesis Revisited...The Beginning, Volume 1, The Extraterrestrial Hypothesis Trilogy, America West Publishers, Pyramid Productions, Inc., Ridgecrest, CA, 1987, pp. 583-598. Full Text (HTML)
  5. Francisco Valdes, Robert A. Freitas Jr., “A Search for the Tritium Hyperfine Line from Nearby Stars,” Icarus 65(1986):152-157. Full Paper (HTML)
  6. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Chapter 6. The Birth of the Cyborg,” in Marvin Minsky, ed., Robotics, Anchor Press/Doubleday, New York, 1985, pp. 146-183.
  7. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “The Search for Extraterrestrial Artifacts (SETA),” Teil IV Ausblicke und Moglichkeiten, in Johannes Fiebag, ed., Aus den Tiefen des Alls Wissenschaftler auf den Spuren extra-terrestrischer Eingriffe (From the Deeps of Space -- Scientists in Search of Extraterrestrial Influences), Hohenrain Publishing House, Buchmesse, 1985, pp. 345-360. Full Text, in German (HTML)
  8. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “There Is No Fermi Paradox,” Icarus 62(1985):518-520. Full Paper (HTML)
  9. Robert A. Freitas Jr., Doctor F.'s Negative Calorie Diet Plan (unpublished somewhat tongue-in-cheek dieting book), August 1985, 84 pp.
  10. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Observable Characteristics of Extraterrestrial Technological Civilizations,” J. Brit. Interplanet. Soc. 38(1985):106-112. Full Paper (HTML)
  11. Robert A. Freitas Jr., Francisco Valdes, “The search for extraterrestrial artifacts (SETA),” Acta Astronautica 12(1985):1027-1034. Full Paper (HTML)
  12. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “The Legal Rights of Robots,” Student Lawyer 13(January 1985):54-56. Full Paper (HTML)
  13. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “The Cloud is Coming,” in Pamela Weintraub, ed., Omni's Catalog of the Bizarre, Omni Books, New York, 1985, pp. 177.
  14. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “UFO Update,” in Pamela Weintraub, ed., Omni's Catalog of the Bizarre, Omni Books, New York, 1985, pp. 50-51.
  15. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Searching for Extraterrestrial Artifacts (SETA),” Spaceflight 26(December 1984):438-441. Full Paper (HTML)
  16. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Chapter 15. Born Again Robots,” in Owen Davies, ed., The Omni Book of Computers and Robots, Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., New York, 1984, pp. 227-237.
  17. Robert A. Freitas Jr., Francisco Valdes, “The Search for Extraterrestrial Artifacts (SETA),” paper presented at the IAF CETI Conference, October 1984, Lausanne, Switzerland; Paper No. IAA-84-243(A), 9 pp.
  18. Francisco Valdes, Robert A. Freitas Jr., “A Search for Tritium Hyperfine Lines from Nearby Stars,” paper presented at IAF CETI Conference, October 1984, Lausanne, Switzerland. Paper No. IAA-84-243(B), 3 pp.
  19. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Project Daedalus,” Odyssey 6(September 1984):12-21.
  20. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “ET's Doctors,” Omni 6(September 1984):111. Full Article (HTML)
  21. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Red Rectangle,” Omni 6(September 1984):34.
  22. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Fermi's Paradox: A Real Howler,” Issac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine 8(September 1984):30-44. Full Article (HTML) ..... Portuguese Translation (HTML)
  23. Robert A. Freitas Jr., ed., Autonomy and the Human Element in Space, Final Report of the 1983 NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Workshop, NASA/Ames Research Center and Stanford University, 15 February 1984, 650 pp.
  24. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Fire or Ice?” Omni (1984).
  25. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Gnus of the Celestial Zoo,” Odyssey (1984).
  26. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Sunspots and Disease,” Omni 6(May 1984):40.
  27. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Xenopsychology,” Analog 104(April 1984):41-53. Full Paper (HTML)
  28. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Shuttle Tourism,” Omni 6(April 1984):44.
  29. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Timeless Minds,” Omni 6(February 1984):38. Full Article (HTML)
  30. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Crimes, Crazies, and Creole Cookery,” Ares, No. 16 (Winter 1983):15. Full Paper (HTML)
  31. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Galactic Empires,” Ares, No. 16 (Winter 1983):7-14. Full Paper (HTML)
  32. Robert A. Freitas Jr., ed., Autonomy and the Human Element in Space: Executive Summary, Report of the 1983 NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Workshop, NASA/Ames Research Center and Stanford University, 1 December 1983, 25 pp.
  33. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Search for Extraterrestrial Artifacts (SETA),” J. Brit. Interplanet. Soc. 36(November 1983):501-506. Full Paper (HTML)
  34. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Extraterrestrial Intelligence in the Solar System: Resolving the Fermi Paradox,” J. Brit. Interplanet. Soc. 36(November 1983):496-500. Full Paper (HTML)
  35. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “When E.T. Needs A Lawyer,” Chicago Tribune, 25 November 1983.
  36. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “The Case for Interstellar Probes,” J. Brit. Interplanet. Soc. 36(November 1983):490-495. Full Paper (HTML)
  37. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “When E.T. Needs A Lawyer,” Student Lawyer 12(October 1983):18-22.
  38. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “The Cloud Is Coming,” Omni 6(October 1983):173.
  39. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “If They Are Here, Where Are They? Observational and Search Considerations,” Icarus 55(August 1983):337-343. Full Paper (HTML)
  40. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Building Athens Without the Slaves,” Technology Illustrated 3(August 1983):16-20. Full Paper (HTML)
  41. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Debunking the Myths of Interstellar Probes,” AstroSearch 1(July-August 1983):8-9. Full Paper (HTML)
  42. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Roboclone: Self-Replicating Robots,” Omni 5(July 1983):44-47, 117-118. Full Article (HTML)
  43. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Alien Sex,” Sexology Today 49(June 1983):50-56.
  44. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Sex in Space,” Sexology Today 48(April 1983):58-64. Full Paper (HTML)
  45. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Future Computer Blight,” Science Digest 91(March 1983):74-75.
  46. Francisco Valdes, Robert A. Freitas Jr., “A Search for Objects Near the Earth-Moon Lagrangian Points,” Icarus 53(March 1983):453-457. Full Paper (HTML)
  47. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Terraforming Mars and Venus Using Machine Self-Replicating Systems,” J. Brit. Interplanet. Soc. 36(March 1983):139-142. Full Paper (HTML)
  48. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Naming Extraterrestrial Life,” Nature 301(13 January 1983):106. Full Paper (HTML) ..... Full Text (HTML)
  49. Robert A. Freitas Jr., William P. Gilbreath, eds., Advanced Automation for Space Missions, Proceedings of the 1980 NASA/ASEE Summer Study held at the University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California, June 23-August 29, 1980. NASA Conference Publication CP-2255 (N83-15348), November 1982, 393 pp. Full Text (HTML)
  50. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “The Search for Bracewell Probes,” Science News 122(7 August 1982):89.
  51. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Alien Sex,” Analog 102(June 1982):46-53. Full Paper (HTML)
  52. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Alien Skies,” Astronomy 10(April 1982):90-95.
  53. Robert A. Freitas Jr., Timothy J. Healy, James E. Long, “Advanced Automation for Space Missions,” Journal of the Astronautical Sciences 30(January-March 1982):1-11. Full Paper (HTML)
  54. Robert A. Freitas Jr., P. Carlson, eds., Computer Science: Key to a Space Program Renaissance, Final Report of the 1981 NASA/ASEE Systems Feasibility Study in Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, January 1982, 400 pp.
  55. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Report on the NASA/ASEE Summer Study on Advanced Automation for Space Missions,” J. British Interplanet. Society 34(September, 1981):407-408. Full Paper (HTML)
  56. Robert A. Freitas Jr., Timothy J. Healy, James E. Long, “Advanced automation for space missions,” in P.J. Hayes, ed., Proc. 7th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-81), 24-28 August 1981, Vancouver, Canada, William Kaufmann, Los Altos, CA, 1981, pp. 803-808.
  57. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “The Cereal Box Syndrome,” Cosmic Search 3(Summer 1981):16-17. Full Paper (HTML) ..... Full Paper (HTML)
  58. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Extraterrestrial Zoology,” Analog 101(20 July 1981):53-67. Full Paper (HTML)
  59. Robert A. Freitas Jr., ed., Report of the Goal-Setting Workshop for the 1981 Computer Science Summer Study, proceedings of a symposium conducted at the Xerox International Center for Training and Management Development, Leesburg, Virginia, 31 May 5 June 1981, 24 pp.
  60. Robert A. Freitas Jr., William B. Zachary, “A Self-Replicating, Growing Lunar Factory,” in Jerry Grey, Lawrence A. Hamdan, eds., Space Manufacturing 4, Proceedings of the Fifth Princeton/AIAA/SSI Conference on Space Manufacturing, 18-21 May 1981, Princeton University, AIAA, New York, 1981, pp. 109-119. Full Paper (HTML)
  61. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Wildlife in Outer Space,” Animal Kingdom, 24 April 1981, 16pp, 10 refs (contract research paper).
  62. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Xenobiology,” Analog 101(30 March 1981):30-41. Full Paper (HTML)
  63. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “An atomic separator for omnivorous self-replicating systems,” unpublished privately circulated document, February 1981, 23 pp, 39 refs.
  64. Francisco Valdes, Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Comparison of Reproducing and Nonreproducing Starprobe Strategies for Galactic Exploration,” J. British Interplanet. Soc. 33(November 1980):402-408. Full Paper (HTML)
  65. Robert A. Freitas Jr., ed., Advanced Automation for Space Missions: Technical Summary, Report of the 1980 NASA/ASEE Summer Study on the Feasibility of Using Machine Intelligence in Space Applications, University of Santa Clara. NASA CR-163827, September 1980, 84 pp.
  66. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “A Self-Reproducing Interstellar Probe,” J. British Interplanet. Soc. 33(July 1980):251-264. Full Paper (HTML)
  67. Robert A. Freitas Jr., Francisco Valdes, “A Search for Natural or Artificial Objects Located at the Earth-Moon Libration Points,” Icarus 42(June 1980):442-447. Full Paper (HTML)
  68. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Fetal Adoption: A Technological Solution to the Problem of Abortion Ethics,” The Humanist 40(May/June 1980):22-23. Full Paper (HTML) ..... faux website
  69. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “A General Theory of Living Systems,” Analog 100(March 1980):61-75.
  70. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Interstellar Probes: A New Approach to SETI,” J. British Interplanet. Soc. 33(March 1980):95-100. Full Paper (HTML)
  71. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Illegal Aliens,” in Owen Davies, ed., Part Eight: Justice in Orbit, The Omni Book of Space, Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., New York, 1979, pp. 301-315. Full Paper (HTML)
  72. Robert A. Freitas Jr., Xenology: An Introduction to the Scientific Study of Extraterrestrial Life, Intelligence and Civilization, privately published manuscript, 1979. Full Text (HTML) ..... a nicely reformatted "tabbed pages" version by Tony Lutz is here ..... original-format mirror copy at bibliotecapleyades.net
  73. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Illegal Aliens,” Omni 2(November 1979):84-86, 108, 110. Full Paper (HTML)
  74. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Survival Homicide in Space,” independent research study in Space Law, University of Santa Clara School of Law, November 1978, 154 refs. Full Text (PDF, 0.3 MB)
  75. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Cost/Benefit Analysis of the Two Major American Political Parties,” Analog 98(September 1978):7-8.
  76. Robert A. Freitas Jr., Lobbying for Space: The 1978 Space Lobbyist's Handbook. Space Initiative, P.O. Box 353, Santa Clara, California, 95050. 64pp (1978 Edition), 66pp (1979 Edition), 68pp (1980 Edition), 68pp (1981 Edition). Mentioned in M.A.G. Michaud, Reaching for the High Frontier (1986).
  77. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “High Energy Particle Beams for CETI,” Spaceflight 19(October 1977):378-379. Full Paper (HTML)
  78. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “The Stateless Person in International Law,” unpublished legal research paper, International Law course, Univ. of Santa Clara School of Law, April 1977, 42 pp, 120 refs.
  79. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Metalaw and Interstellar Relations,” Mercury 6(March/April 1977):15-17. Full Paper (HTML)
  80. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “The Legal Rights of Extraterrestrials,” Analog 97(April 1977):54-67. Full Paper (HTML)
  81. Robert A. Freitas Jr., “Farfetched,” Science Digest 79(January 1976):6.

 


The author greatly appreciates and thanks Robert J. Bradbury for doing the painstaking and often tedious original html coding job for 25 of these papers, among the many linked papers cited on this page.


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