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Originally posted by Xcalibur254
I'm trying to find a reference for my next argument, but I'm 99% sure it's right. As we get more technologically advanced population growth slows. This is due to fact that people are able to wait longer before they have children and there is no longer a need to have large numbers of offspring to bring in income and do other work.
So, if people are able to live even five times longer, they may not wait until they are 100 to have their first child.
With the exponential increase in intelligence that will come through much of the same technology that will allow us to live forever, we would also be able to colonize other planets not too long after we develop strong AI.
1Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."