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Comment author: Steve3 23 January 2009 05:10:25AM 0 points [-]

Given that Munroe has solved the problem of Friendly AI in today's xkcd, I think we can rest assured that concepts like "economy" have a near 100% chance of being moot by 2039.

Comment author: Steve3 15 July 2008 08:19:26PM 5 points [-]

I personally prefer The Law of Fives: "ALL THINGS HAPPEN IN FIVES, OR ARE DIVISIBLE BY OR ARE MULTIPLES OF FIVE, OR ARE SOMEHOW DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY APPROPRIATE TO 5."

With the corollary: "I find the Law of Fives to be more and more manifest the harder I look."

cf. Foucault's Pendulum; the entire novel.