Re: from 6 billion to 500 million: how? (was RE: true abundance?)

From: Geoff Tillman (
Date: Tue Jan 30 2001 - 22:09:26 MST

--- Harvey Newstrom <> wrote:
> At 4:36 AM +0100 1/31/01, denis bider wrote:
> >I think we all dream of - or maybe at least feel highly of
> - a world like
> >Asimov described in Aurora: a whole planet divided into a
> relatively small
> >number of large properties, each of them governed by
> virtually
> >self-sustained hominids and their robots.
> I don't think I've ever dreamed of this or desired this as
> a goal.

I don't particularly like this goal either. I'm a city boy. I
like the crowds and excitement of the big city. A world of
estates would be mind numbingly boring.
Citys don'r become interesting till they reach 5 or 6 million
just my 2cents (I do believe a world like Aurora is possible however.)

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