First habitable-zone Earthlikes!

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Thu Jan 11 2001 - 17:09:04 MST

Let's all give a big cheer for the first habitable-zone Earth-sized
planets detected! Double star CM Draconis, just 48 lightyears away!
Sure, it's likely rather a fixer-upper, but we can probably terraform it!
Launch the colonization ships!

Sigh... sometimes I miss the days when I could have said that with a
straight face. The odd thing is that I still got a thrill when I heard
the news. Well, if industry goes on the negative/positive paired matter
plan - so that civilization isn't hurting for mass - we can leave the
stars in the sky, and the planets in their orbits, and someday there might
even be fleshers on the surface. Though 48 physical years after the
Singularity is such an unthinkable amount of time...

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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