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It's nice to hear your "voice" again.

Though I believe that it's conceivable that there may still be a few problems lurking in the shadows of Y2K, I'm certainly willing to admit that I was wrong in a major way.

I do think that the attendant hysteria is an indication of a separate and perhaps unavoidable problem given human nature.

As for the next Apocalypse, I've heard that protons will "decay" (if you will) in about 40 billion years.

It does amaze me when I realize what temporal ants we seem to be if we look at ourselves from a truly long term perspective. I'd definitely like to see what things will look like in 500 years. No special reason for 500 years; it's just sort of a round number.

I'm sorry about not having heard from Toogie recently also. I enjoyed our jousting and miss her excellent observations and points.

I still believe that we have to be careful in our technological use and design. I'm not sure we have as much control over our creations as I believe necessary (even if it's only a "quality of life" issue).

GlowingFire, it was only reasonable and fair of me to follow the path of the "crisis" and its aftermath and make observations on this board.

In the last 6 or so months prior to 2000, I began gradually to realize that this would not be a crisis of significant proportions--none of the early indicators suggested serious problems, for one thing. For another, I also realized that the problem was being taken more seriously than I had believed or had been willing to acknowledge. By implication, I was lacking proper knowledge and information.

Anyway, nice to hear from you, and I hope things are well with you.


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