> From: firstname.lastname@example.org[SMTP:email@example.com]
> Reply To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Tuesday, 13 July 1999 1:37
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> Subject: Development of Tech. Civs. (was RE: SETSIs)
> > Rob Harris Cen-IT <Rob.Harris@bournemouth.gov.uk> wrote:
> > > > Now, it would appear that the development time for a technological
> > > > civilization from the pre-radio stage to the post-singularity stage
> > > > is ~100 years on a planet similar to ours.
> > >
> > Really? Which Sci-Fi book did that come from? It sure as hell has
> nothing to
> > do with reality!
> That's my best estimate.
It probably wouldn't hurt the argument to use ~500 or ~1000 instead, which I would expect is massively pessimistic by the standards of most Extropian list members.