Re: My motives...
- --- In feyerabend-project@y..., Jerry Weinberg <hardpretzel@e...>
> >> God knows we have about six billion intelligent companions onthis planet
> already<<OK. Last I checked a few years ago, human populaton was around 4.5B.
> I was with you all the way until this line.
> I think it's a serious overestimate, or perhaps we're working on
> different definitions of "intelligent."
Then I heard somewhere that human population had passed the 6B mark.
I guess I've learned not to trust any bit of flotsam that emerges
from the media. Next time I'll check.
OK I did:
According to the International Programs Center, U.S. Bureau of the
Census, the total population of the World, projected to 4/23/01 at
3:28:39 GMT (4/22/01 at 11:28:39 PM EDT) is 6,142,826,127.
Now whether or not you count all of them as "intelligent", well...