I've been thinking about distributed computing of recent, and wondered what might be possible, if someone wrote a distributed AI program. One that reported back to a central server and could learn from each of the host PCs using it. The system could come up with questions and send them out to participating PCs, with the hope that the HOSt user would answer appropriately. After sometime, and many participating users/PCs, the system might become "intelligent". The resulting AI, would truly be a citizen of the world, as its "intelligence" would be formulated by many people from around the world. The same question could of course be sent to many people, so that the system could determine crap from real, as real info would be more frequent than crap. (I hope, as CRAP would be unique). Anyway, I'd have no idea how to make an AI program like this, but I would particpate wherever I could. So if there are any young programming guru's out there, who havn't been disallusioned by what is possible, and what is not, then get to it. Start writing the first global internet intelligence. Just remember that heavier than air flight was impossible once, and that distributed computing using the internet gives you one hell of an amazing supercomputer to use FOR FREE!!!! (well sort of).