When the world seems too small
We often hear about the world’s overpopulation. Let’s think about this a moment. Most of the time, I’m a system thinker. Living systems, biological or artificial, have this wonderful capacity to auto-regulate themselves. In my point of view, intelligence (the ones we describe when speaking about humans) has nothing to do with it. For sure, it can impact the whole system, but should it happen, it will happen, just a matter of scale.
Let’s look at history. According to Wikipedia, WWII (1945), Mass killings of landlords under Mao Zedong (1951), Atlantic slave trade (the 1700s) and Great Chinese famine (1958) were top anthropogenic disasters. The site presents an exhaustive list of all failures in human history. My first reflex would to link these with the world population at that time and see if a correlation exists. Another thing I would explore would be the human scientific and behavioural evolution compared to human population growth.
I feel the overpopulation can bring size problem we didn’t have in the past. For example, super cities may be something we need to enhance; it was not part of our history yet. I would also look at general life quality in big cities in comparison with world population vs specific cities population. I would hypothesize that overpopulation is mixed with overcrowded territories. Anyone, to do the research?
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Last Updated on November 15, 2019 by Coach Danny