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originally posted by: SaturnFX
10b is a nice number with a high tech environment
10b in abject poverty (say India or the like) is asking for trouble. 10b in some glass skyscraper city being the norm in the center of the ocean and in space stations would be fantastic...more actually if we hit space.
with any luck, in a hundred or two years, we will span this star system and perhaps our neighbor with numbers in the hundreds of billions...if everything goes right.
All comes down to how. For now, the planet is struggling to accommodate what we have, but we are rapidly inventing our way out of the major dangers
Necessity fuels innovation.
originally posted by: JDmOKI
a reply to: dfnj2015
Over population of this planet is the single most important issue we face.
Pollution, jobs, food, housing, energy everything.
We need balance, not culture
originally posted by: jjkenobi
All depends where the population growth is occurring, right? If it's in India/China/Africa/Middle East say hello to more pollution and more wars and more starvation. If it's in South America/North America, Europe, Russia it won't affect the planet much.