Re: Overpopulation (was Re: Exowombs & AGING: a few billion toomany)

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Fri Feb 22 2002 - 14:08:23 MST

On Fri, 22 Feb 2002, Damien R. Sullivan wrote:

> What are you smoking? Did you read my parathesis? Any city worth the

Yes. You listed several cities densities. A continent is not a city,
though. And most assuredly not the planet, where there is nowhere to leech

> name today has a much higher density than 1000/km^2. That's including
> transportation (and park) space. The city isn't producing its own food,
> of course. But then that was my point in responding to James; I was

Of course.

> skeptical of 2 billion people supported by North America. For just
> living space it's easy.

Yes, but just living space buys you nothing. I agree with your sentiment,
but I would have stated it far more violently. Current level of
technology, even with massive lifestyle changes is incompatible with
widespread areas with that density.

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