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Dark_Alma wrote:


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Dark_Alma wrote:

Fun fact: Death is a once in a lifetime experience!

I will let myself out now...

On a serious note, we are heavily overpopulation Earth as it is right now. It is estimated that ~10 billion people will be the maximum when it comes to food production (unless we go into the heavier GMO's). All food is a GMO in one way, shape or form, but with science we can do stuff that would take hundreds of years to cross breed. Speeding up the process would be necessary.

All in all, I will be dead before then, but we either will need to start The Purge or terraform Mars. Only so much room left on Earth before shit really hits the fans.



You plan to die before you are 60?
Realistically most of us who are young will be alive when earth hits max capacity.


My life expectancy is ~40. Most likely I will be dead before 60. So yea, I will most likely not be here when that happens.


oh shit how come? that' not good :/
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My life expectancy is ~40. Most likely I will be dead before 60. So yea, I will most likely not be here when that happens.


oh shit how come? that' not good :/

That is a story for another time and another day. I don't have the time to type it currently. I am on a nice 650 mile drive to look at Metabasites.
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Posted 4/14/16

Dark_Alma wrote:




My life expectancy is ~40. Most likely I will be dead before 60. So yea, I will most likely not be here when that happens.


oh shit how come? that' not good :/


That is a story for another time and another day. I don't have the time to type it currently. I am on a nice 650 mile drive to look at Metabasites.

Fair enough well i hope there is a way within the next 18 years for your life to be extended for you but we knows what the future holds.
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mxxlogk wrote:
"Your going to see intelligent people being out bread by morons"

Education is, by far, the most effective means of birth control.

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Death is outnumbered by births in the world over 2 to 1 every day
http://www.worldometers.info/

at 7.4 Billion today kind of makes you wonder where our planetary resources will be at in 50 years.


Our planet can actually reasonably hold a lot more people than this. Our problem isn't with the numbers but what we are doing with our resources. We are consuming way too much and a lot more than what we need. One or two countries alone can consume more than 90% of the rest of the world which is just wrong. We just need to learn to be good custodians of this planet and to develop reusable resources. This whole scorch and burn tactics we are using will not sustain us indefinitely.

There is NO magical number that is the limit for population on Earth. This planet could easily support tens of billions of people and even more with proper resource management.

Here's some fun information that I found. It's a bit dated: around 2009 or so but it's information is still relevant.

According to the U.N. Population Database, the world's population in 2010 will be 6,908,688,000. The landmass of Texas is 268,820 sq mi (7,494,271,488,000 sq ft). So, divide 7,494,271,488,000 sq ft by 6,908,688,000 people, and you get 1084.76 sq ft/person. That's approximately a 33' x 33' plot of land for every person on the planet, enough space for a town house.

Given an average four person family, every family would have a 66' x 66' plot of land, which would comfortably provide a single family home and yard -- and all of them fit on a landmass the size of Texas. Admittedly, it'd basically be one massive subdivision, but Texas is a tiny portion of the inhabitable Earth.

Such an arrangement would leave the entire rest of the world vacant. There's plenty of space for humanity.
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We need a big war to happen.
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tragedy_of_the_commons

Running out of space due to growing population isn't a new concern. Innovation has thus far enabled continued population growth. On top of that, birth rates decline as a country develops.
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We need to get rid of humans. If someone were to find a way to kill people that was painless and quick, I would volunteer as one of the first. Then, I would be remembered. However, I don't mean one of the first to test the thing. That wouldn't end well...
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mxxlogk wrote:

Just googling names of countries you see alot of articles these days about the outlook of some ethnicity's in there native countries projected to be nonexistent in the future (75+ years or so they usually say) because of the younger generations of said country not interested in marriage or starting families. Most nations economic conditions seem to be pretty dire so alot of people I see my age feel its fiscally irresponsible to have kids they cant afford even if they want to start a family. Alot of millennials are lucky to if to feel secure in there own future financial survival. But yet birth rates are still staggering, my cousin put it in a blunt way "Your going to see intelligent people being out bread by morons"


Yep. White people and Japanese people will vanish But Blacks and Arabs and Mexicans and Asians (overall like say Chinese and India for example) will thrive.
I think it is mostly white people and some parts of Asia where people an not having kids and not getting married, stay living at home or just live alone and etc.
Just choose to not have kids or cant afford to so might only have one or two if any.
Where as races that i mentioned above often have huge families. Whether that is tradition or culture or lack of birth control iam not really sure?
I think the fact that alot of people around the world still live old fashioned and how nature intended. The old family structure that actually worked. By that i mean the man works and the woman stays home and raises the kids , takes care of the house and kids and the man while the man provides.
Probably even women having less rights keeps familes together more. Not sure just going by statistics and history.
Not trying to be offensive or to sterotype.
Also some people from some parts of the world care more about material things and traveling and etc rather than just being tied down by having kids.
And many people dont just want one partner their whole lives.
Cost of living is so high due to bills and taxes plus non necessities(such as material things, alcohol, drugs, smokes, gambling, fashion, etc) makes it too hard for alot of people to afford a house and lots of kids.
In Australia though, becasue we have the dole/government hand outs and the more kids you have the more money the government gives you (when unemployed or earn under a certian amount i think?) and theres a baby bonus (like $5000 for having a kid) that is making some white Aussies pump out kids and never work lol..
But all the otyher races that come live here really really really take advantage of it.

Strangely enough, in places like Africa they have so many kids despite not being able to feed them. Not sure why they have so many? no birth control?
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MrAnimeSK wrote:

Strangely enough, in places like Africa they have so many kids despite not being able to feed them. Not sure why they have so many? no birth control?


In impoverished situations birth rates jump for a number of reasons. Higher infant/child mortality rates, bigger families supplementing household labor, dowries or desire for male heirs as a sign of status, lower education rates and less availability of contraception. Ability to feed usually isn't an issue until drought/famine hits.

In many first world countries the drive for education and career delays marraige and child rearing. The economics of a culture plays a huge role.
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don't blame everything on the oil... as there is more like medical terms that destroyed some dangerous stuff.
If there wasn't for medical advances I would assume we wouldn't have that many people reach above 60 to 80-90.

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MrAnimeSK wrote:
Strangely enough, in places like Africa they have so many kids despite not being able to feed them. Not sure why they have so many? no birth control?
In impoverished situations birth rates jump for a number of reasons. Higher infant/child mortality rates, bigger families supplementing household labor, dowries or desire for male heirs as a sign of status, lower education rates and less availability of contraception. Ability to feed usually isn't an issue until drought/famine hits.
well yeah they are sometimes just rolling the dice... to see what child that will make it (more of them will die from stuff that maybe isn't treatable) and so on, where the children could be looked at like a tool to have atleast some of them becoming the one to survive also with the communites down there (like criminals or legit work and more).
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Anyone here wanna help keep my tribe going?

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Humans are best in emergency situations: things aren't messed up enough for us to actually work on it yet. When things really go to hell, we'll definitely fix it. We're good at fixing things. For example: my girlfriend is a habitat restorationist working in the Presidio, San Francisco. The land used to be a concrete monster military base, complete with airfield, military dumps, and weapons testing grounds. The whole place was an environmental nightmare. Now, with very little manpower and funding, it has transformed into a National Park, and most of it has been COMPLETELY RESTORED to its original state. Creeks and rivers once paved over are now flowing again. Lakes polluted to inhospitable levels of toxicity are now clean, and endangered species live in them again. So you see, we destroyed something, then we grew it back. When the sh** goes down, we'll kick into high gear and fix everything. Why do I believe this? I've seen what we can do.
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