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July 22, 2010

On people underestimating the power of exponential growth:

“If a uranium nucleus emits two neutrons, both of which collide with other uranium nuclei, causing them to emit two neutrons, and so forth—well, did I mention nuclear holocaust as a possible end to population growth?”

Scott Aaronson in “Big Numbers”. Found via Hacker News.

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