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Imagine...

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by Steve, Dec 12, 2002.

  1. Steve

    Steve Is that it, then?

    Imagine a world without...

    ...disease
    ...malnutrition
    ...warfare
    ...violent crime
    ...ethnic/racial strife...


    Imagine......

    What would replace these mechanisms to keep the human population in check?

    I'm betting a system of "life lotteries" would be created. You lose, you're gone.
     
  2. Sunriser13

    Sunriser13 Knee Deep in Paradise

    I don't doubt that a bit...

    Remember <u>this</u> short story by Shirley Jackson?
     
  3. -Ken

    -Ken Guest

    As best I can tell, we will never be able to beat old age. We may be able to extend life but I doubt it will ever be infinite.

    Next we have accidents. They happen and they will never disappear.

    But most importantly, the birth rate will drop. Should we ever get to a point where everything you mentioned comes to fruition, I would argue, we will have learned how to control the birth rate voluntarily.

    To my limited scope of vision, I can't see this happening in my lifetime. I would also hope we would learn many other things while we acquired the skills to achieve what you have lain out.

    Let us all pray fervently.
     
  4. Ravenink

    Ravenink Veteran Member

    I always thought the Long Walk had some merit :p
     

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