7 thoughts on “THE HUMAN QUESTION

  1. 2010 census world pop recorded 6.896 bil

    2012 when 7billion population figure expected to be reached,

  2. wedo not know what will happen in the future
    but resources will get more scarse and the divide between rich and poor will increase

  3. it has been said that humans have te same trates as a virus and that we have no natural predator… people are living longer and medical breakthroughs mean natural survival of the fittest doesn’t apply any longer.
    The concept of runnig out of space and resourses is staggering; will Soylent Green really come to be true rather than just a sci-fi film from the 70′s
    Sci-fi’s ‘what ifs’ could come to be true with cities under the sea and off-world. Maybe thats why the planet has cycles and we’re just about due for an ice age again.

  4. I wonder how many of us with our current rolls-and-goals-overload can really put put this in perspective… and then truly have an impact?

    “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

    ~Lance

  5. Given the rate at which people are born and die, it is impossible to state an exact number of the world’s population. As for worries about the future, I think these are unfounded. First, because the world is a homeostatic system, i.e. one that seek balance. Secondly, although the science of forecasting the future is not an exact science, around the year 2000 two hypotheses were put forward. One claimed that “events” (not the population) will follow a curve that resembles the arctangens curve. It means that in the near future, in one week more would happen, and more development would take place, that in the whole history of mankind hitherto. The second hypothesis predicted that the development would follow an S-curve, centered approximately at year 2000. It means that after several decades a measurable slow down would be observed, the population would stabilize at 4 billion, and further development would take place at increasingly longer intervals.

    Nowadays, 10 years after the critical point, I do not observe either some precipitous development, or a decrease of the population. So, maybe another 50 years will be necessary to see any effect. Most likely, the the two hypotheses are just envelopes of the real process, which will be going on somewhere inside the envelopes.

  6. I cannot get my head around this one. Common sense tells me there is only so much land and water is scarce in many parts of the globe and given this extra strain on the resources, it seems a recipe for disaster. Luckily for me I am not an expert, perhaps the world will be better managed by then. What I do know if we don’t start taking care of the globe now ,there will be nothing to inherit for the 7 billion.

  7. The world will have approx. 1 person for EVERY square meter of dry land (not factoring in global warming here!!!) in the year 3000. i.e. in only 990 years…..

    That will force changes in our society that we cannot really conceive yet…

    ciao ciao

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