Why not? Well, planets like this are quite rare, maybe not that rare in the grand scheme of things, but I think people who say we can just destroy this one and move along are seriously deluded and just really don't care about anything or anyone other than themselves and their species. It's taking things for granted to the highest degree. If you want to live surrounded only by man-made items and technology, then why not just develop the ability to live in space facilities...don't destroy the Earth before you can do that...some people like the Earth, we like it how it is, if you don't like it, or you want to destroy the precious and beautiful life on it without a second thought, I say just get the hell off the planet.
I know that for some the idea of a Hypercity miles thick, covering the entire earth is over the top, but if you can find a way to deal with the problems why not?
Originally posted by rogerstigers
Originally posted by aliengenes
you could put every man woman and child from every country in the world in Texas, and give them all one acre of land,and they still wouldn't overpopulate the state. thats how many people there are.
overpopulation of the planet is impossible at the rate we die
Overpopulation question aside, at least get the math right before quoting, eh?
kilometres squared in texas = 696241
1 kilometre squared = 247.105381
696241 x 247.105381 = 1720448976
1,720,448,976 acres in texas
We don't have to be viruses, our virus like tendency is manifested from people who promote the virus like mindset. Technology does not have to mean pollution either.
All you can do is make sure the virus does as little damage as possible. Humans means pollution. In fact, technology means pollution.
With that argument, you could consider just about anything pollution...simple play on words...water is perfectly fine and a hell of a lot better than the crap we load into the atmosphere each day...still not perfect, but easily sustainable, balance is possible for those who can resist the impulse of greed.
Even a car that runs on water will create pollution in the form of water vapor, which will heat the atmosphere and accelerate global warming and flooding.
That's pretty much it actually...you summed it up well...
Chaos, you refer to yourself as a futurist, do you not see the probability that humankind may develop into more of an industrial species, one that acts like a cancer not just to the planet but also the universe?
If so Is this one of your concerns?
It seems to me to be a two way street of development.
On one hand we can manage a way to utilize what we have without destroying the system in the process, and the other way is basically balls to the wall development.
Unfortunately right now it looks like the latter may be our fate.
"What do you call overpopulation?"
"Our small country has more than three hundred people to the square kilometer, which in my opinion is quite dense." "Compared to Earth's average of twenty-five to the square kilometer, that is indeed dense. Estimate the number of people living in the area that you see here. Every ring houses about ten thousand. Work it out per rectangle."
"Your word 'overpopulation' is pure nonsense. Our planet has a population density at least one hundred times greater than yours and we do not speak of overpopulation."
We do not know what the words "overpopulation and "overproduction" mean. When we complain about overpopulation, we mean inefficient economic structure and planning. With overproduction, we mean roughly the same: the low purchasing power of the average income through the inefficiency of our antisocial economy. As soon as we begin to distribute our products in a just manner, we will see that the problem lies in a too low productive capacity.
Originally posted by snowen20
kind of like a overly domesticated Cat or Dog that has grown too reliant on humans
Originally posted by Starbug3MY
The problem is not over population, it is the concentration of large numbers in areas that can't handle them. If we could move a lot of people to sustainable areas they could probably sustain themselves (unless they are to old or sick).