But this will never happen. If people can voluntarily agree to live simply so that everyone can live why don't people do that now? What do you think is going to persuade people who have a lot to give to those who have less? This is the thinking of the elites. As they revealed in both versions of Utopia (2013 and 2019) Nobody wants to live like that. Nobody wants to share. They - the elites who actually make this decision - don't want to share. I also don't want to.I disagree. If you put all human population on earth (7.8 bilion) on squares with the side of nine meters (81 sq meters for each human being) you will occupy a surface smaller (631 800 sq. km) than the state of Texas (695 662 sq. km) w.Practically would remain 63 862 sq kilometers unoccupied. You do the math. I think in the actual technological conditions Earth could virtually sustain a population at least 10 times bigger.Of course, if people would accept to live simple and let other live also. Northern emishere, especially in the situation of warming of the climate would have huge spaces in Russian Siberia and in Canada for a a good living. Imagine all Russia has below 145 mil people, less than half US population being almost twice bigger. Canada has under 38 mil people ! So, the country is about US aria and has a population about 8 times smaller! I add to this: green technologies which are thriving from one year to another, the endless food supply that ocean could offer, the endless number of colonies that could be build on water. That, on future could go at a potential of 100 times the population that earth has now...The problem is the rulers of this world who want domination.
Genesis 1, 28 :
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Apparently, God didn`t say : Take care when you will reach at that number, did He ?
Honestly. I am sorry to admit it. I WISH I were Christ-like enough to voluntarily agree to eat bugs/a diet of vegan grain and soy slop and never have a car and never fly on airplanes (I have family in two continents, so this wouldn't even just be about frivolous vacations for me if they actually start penalizing people financially for flying) and live like a Hong Kong cage person because land is so overpriced due to shortage (I will get to that in a minute) so that 11 billion people can live the same joyless, depressing life as me...but I am not. I would probably agree to whatever imperialist machinations of my first world country to seize the resources of the third world and condemn them to starvation so that I and my family can live a healthy, natural human life instead of that of a Klaus Schwab wet dream ()
I honestly cannot tell which is more immoral - sterilizing people/one child policy or letting billions of people be killed off due when Peak Oil happens. I don't LIKE it. I want to stop it. I just honestly don't see a solution. I fundamentally don't like the idea of having to eat a vegan diet and be restricted in basically everything I do, have my freedom of movement stripped, my freedom of choice, just so that some African woman in the third world can shit out 6 kids. Overpopulation isn't even our fault. Most Western people only want to have 1-3 children and some don't even want any. We can debate about how degenerate that is, but my point stands. Western people know that children are a huge responsibility - not just raising them, but also innovating new ways to feed and provide for them. We know we aren't yet capable of providing for all the children if everyone right now decided to have 8 babies per couple. So we don't. Other peoples have a more r-selected strategy. And the tired old argument is that it doesn't matter if they have 6 babies per woman, they still use way less resources than us. Ok, well they also aren't the test subjects of gigantic world-controlling multinational corporations hellbent on brainwashing us to consoom more and more and more of their products so they can get rich. We aren't the ones programming obsolescence into products so that you have to buy a new phone every 3 years. We aren't the ones making people sick so they need to consoom pills for the rest of their lives, or even convincing people to become sick and chop off their genitals so they have to take synthetic hormones for the rest of their lives.
About the space thing, there is more to providing for a population than space alone. I do not know how valid the common arguments are. For one, the meat and land use argument. I don't know how viable it REALLY is to supply meat to a population of 11 billion people. I do know that animal products are the ideal sources of nutrients - most bioavailable - for human beings and most people can't even absorb the plant forms of these nutrients. Like for example it has been proven that 90% of British women do not absorb any plant vitamin A - beta carotene - from carrots. I believe it was a study that included multiple ethnicities, but it could be just native British women. What are they going to do when the meat tax comes so that 11 billion people can live - on grain slop? Age faster, become sick, die sooner. So we all get to live, but we have to live on a timeline of accelerated aging and in a joyless fashion, tediously worrying about providing for even more grain slop eaters.
The same concerns exist for water usage. I get to live, but I can't take baths, I have to time my showers to 4 minutes or incur a fine or something, and water is overpriced because it all has to be converted from salt water to potable water first. The only affordable water is filled with contaminants and will slowly make you sick. I don't want to live in a world increasingly filled with such choices that essentially amount to "be a slave to my job and spend all my money on basic human necessities like food and water OR slowly be poisoned and malnourished to death"
I have been increasingly been thinking about these dilemmas and feel very burdened by it all. I find myself sympathizing with the sterilization agenda and wondering if I have been duped with false information - (maybe the planet CAN just support a population of 20 billion humans on an ideal human diet and hygiene regimen with access to sufficient water and animal products without ANY negative impact on other species or the land and water of the planet, maybe each human really does only need a few kilometers of space, and that can supply his every need) - or if there really are just some very hard times and hard choices inevitably coming soon that no sudden brilliant innovation is going to save us from.