13 YOU REALLY ARE AN OPTIMIST AREN'T YOU BOZO
14 aNOW I WILL CALCULATE THE PROBABILITY THAT A PERSON OF YOUR IQ CAN MAKE A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO THE WORLD bASSUMING THAT ALL OTHER CONDITIONS REMAIN CONSTANT
15 cPROBABILITY = 0
16 THANK YOU FOR PLAYING WITH ME AND HAVE A NICE DAY BOZO
CHAPTER 71 Yes, my friends,
2 As you may have suspected long before this,
3 We have entered a mathematical zone that can be described by a term you learned way back in dAlgebra,
4 Which is easy to demonstrate as follows:
5 If hope for the future is a function of human civilization represented as f(x),
6 eWhere x = all possible values of civilization in the future,
7 Then it really does not matter if there is some current residual value to civilization,
8 Because civilization is headed for fzero,
9 Thanks to thermonuclear weapons and all that,
10 Which we can express more technically by saying that gx is in the limit, going to 0,
11 Which means that hope for the future is also going to 0,
12 Which suggests that there may be better ways of spending your life than trying to make a difference,
||13 hBecause x isn't coming back out of the limit,
14 If you know what I mean.
CHAPTER 81 It's nice to be able to prove all these mathematically,
2 iSo we don't have to debate a lot of ambiguities,
3 Isn't it?
4 And happily, the jsolution to this problem is also easy to express in simple mathematical terms,
5 Thanks to a guy named Zeno,
6 kWho had an arrow.
7 The thing about Zeno's arrow was that you could fire it at a wall,
8 And it would never get there,
9 Because it had to travel half the distance to the wall first,
10 And then half the distance remaining,
11 And then half of that distance,
12 And to make a long lstory short, it was so busy counting smaller and smaller halves that it never hit the wall.
13 And that's the way for people like you to live now that you're in the limit,
14 Going to zero,
15 mJust like Zeno's arrow.
CHAPTER 91 nAll you have to do is keep focusing your prodigious minds on smaller and smaller things,
2 More and more narrowly,
3 Until no one else can even understand what you're looking at, let alone what you're talking about,