Robert S. Thau wrote:
> But hey, who cares about net-loneliness? The world's second biggest
> superpower is about to fall into chaos.
> China's about to fall into chaos? Things must be worse than
> I had imagined...
Yer both wrong. The US is falling into chaos? Things are bad! Dow
falls >500 points in a day, NASDAQ is worse.
See, what's the definition of a "second biggest superpower"?
If it's nuclear might, Nelson's right in his (implied) answer
of Russia - even Bill Clinton says so:
> Before leaving Washington some nine hours earlier, Clinton said Monday
> that his meeting with Yeltsin is a mission to keep the world's
> second-largest nuclear power "on the path of reform."
Now, if it's population, China ranks #1, India would rank #2 but
really can't be called a global superpower, leaving the US as #2,
hence my comments above.
Either way, China is either #1 (pop) or #3 (nukes), but not #2.
Unless "superpower size" is some averaged function
size = c1*pop + c2*nukes where c1 &c2 are weighted such that China
comes in at #2. Bleah - more lying with statistics :-).
Chalk one down for AI Lab! (For shame rst :)