> The world's oceans seem to be draining away
> Within a billion years, our planet could be as dry and barren as
> Mars, claim geologists in Tokyo. They have calculated that the
> oceans are leaking water into the Earth's mantle five times as
> fast as it is being replenished.
Well, there you go. That's our deadline. The long debate as to whether or not we should develop AI is finally settled; if we don't *immediately* start a crash project to develop AI within the next billion years, we'll all die of thirst.
-- email@example.com Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://pobox.com/~sentience/tmol-faq/meaningoflife.html Running on BeOS Typing in Dvorak Programming with Patterns Voting for Libertarians Heading for Singularity There Is A Better Way