You have a lot of great ideas and I am looking forward to seeing Ethereum be a big success. I have a question on the development of the mining algorithm. In your DEV Plan it's mentioned that a new mining algorithm is being worked on that holds promise. Here is my tough question that I hope you'll take in the good spirit that it is intended. Since the mining algorithm is central to the whole process - do you have fallback plan in the case that finding a more decentralized and fair mining algorithm proves difficult? Could your system run on SHA256 or S-Crypt if needed, even though that is obviously not desired? If so then you are in a really good position.
With Best Regards,