> >This is a very distressing phenomenon, and probably more important
> >to the future than its lack of discussion indicates. Personally,
> >I think one of the most valuable contributions any of us could
> >make to the future is to breed like rabbits, and fight harder to
> >blast the silly myth of overpopulation that prevents otherwise
> >intelligent men and women from doing the same.
"Breed like rabbits"?! "You and me baby are nothing but mammals, so let's do it like they do on the Discovery Channel"...Really, there's no need for such a sacrifice because a) the Singularity, and/or total destruction, will be upon us well before any breeding programs would start to have a noticeable effect, b) smart kids are sometimes born to stupid or mediocre parents (and vice versa) and c) overpopulation is a real problem, because people tend to huddle together in the best spots, while leaving the rest virtually uninhabited.