NEWS: The oceans are leaking.

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Wed, 08 Sep 1999 16:11:26 -0500

> 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.

           Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
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