Re: Overpopulation (was: Re: A good short honest FAQ but very bad PR)
Max M (email@example.com)
Mon, 6 Jul 1998 10:18:15 +0200
From: Damien Broderick <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 6. juli 1998 09:53
Subject: Overpopulation (was: Re: A good short honest FAQ but very bad PR)
>At 09:11 PM 7/5/98 -0700, JKC wrote:
>> >4. Won't extended lifespans cause overpopulation problems?
>Why not? I'm struggling to deal with this topic in my book abt prolonged
>longevity, and I don't know what to think
There is a lot of things pointing in that direction.
- Basically well-educated people get fewer kids. People living for a LONG
time will most likely be well educated.
- Rich people gets fewer kids.
- People living for a long time will be wise/intelligent enough to not have
too many kids.
- People who expects to live for a long time will get their kids a lot
later. They will wait until they are well of and can take 10-20 years out of
their schedule to take care of the kids. Thus slowing down the reproductive
- People having kids that have kids that have kids and so fort, make the
populace grow at an exponential rate. People having a lot of kids but at a
slower rate doesn't grow the populace nearly as fast.
Well these are some reasons at least.
Max M Rasmussen
New Media Director