Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook


Forgot your password?
For the out-of-band Slashdot experience (mostly headlines), follow us on Twitter, or Facebook. ×

Comment: Re: Huge waste of Resourses (Score 1) 253 253

We could yet have a successor or multiple successors. They could potentially fare better than us, if they are intelligent, for example. Even our current level of intelligence would be decent if we didn't have to keep re-inventing the wheel, and if they didn't have our cognitive biases.

Comment: Re: Atomospheric toxins. (Score 1) 253 253

One of Arthur C Clarke's books - I think it was the last Odyssey one - featured people slinging comets from the kuiper belt towards Venus. No idea how realistic that is, but they were expecting it to take centuries or even millennia, can't quite remember now. I imagine the impacts and ejecta from the impacts would have all sorts of effects on the surface.

"May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house." -- George Carlin