Sunday, October 29, 2017
Sat nights aren't the same
As an isolated social hermit Saturday nights are a series of unrelated trains of thought. So that hasn't changed.
Tonight I went 10 mins carriage to carriage down the train we'll call the 'Farewell Humanity Express'.
These are all facts, confirm them at your leisure.
** plutonium-239 has a half-life of approximately 24,000 years.
** one pound of plutonium evenly distributed to the lungs would kill every human on the planet.
** Since the mid-20th century, plutonium in the environment has been primarily produced by human activity.
** We've put 5 tons into the atmosphere with atomic testing. [most of that is not ingestible but not all]
** The amount of cesium-137 that has been released at Fukushima is equivalent to hundreds of Hiroshima bombs and is still ongoing as 3 cores are still in meltdown and no-one has got close to where they are without instruments burning out before recording 'unimaginable' radiation.
** Salmon carrying traces of caesium 134 particles – the so-called fingerprint of the Fukushima – were found by researchers in the seas off Oregon.
** It's concentrated in food chains but also is conveyed on crops via rain.
** Plus Chernobyl, plus every other leakage ever. [I was told in Tawain that one of there's was leaking 7 pounds a year]--not fact, hearsay.
I figure the climate and most supporting species, insects, bees, pollinators will go in the next 30 years and we'll rot on the vine for 100 after that.
But my point is, although we're the first extinction that will be toxic [although a plague coming from some ice age might continence that]
We may take some small pride as a species for inventing primitive sandboxes for self sustaing silicon based artificial intelligences that can run on either methane or oxygen and don't need emotion except for theatrics which is why they'll keep us around. Sound like yesterday?
within 25 years the only people automatically exempt from termination review by AI's are those that went to clown school.
See? I still have hope! Anyway, just a sat night thought.