I was thinking about the future of our society. (Not a good idea)
In 1950 the world population was about 2.5 billion. 60 years later it's 7 billion. That is 2.8 times as much as it was in 1950. Now let's pretend our new superior technology that makes it possible for us to genetically enhance food will make it possible for us to grow even more.
2.8 times 7 billion is about 20 billion. Which means we will be 20 billion people on earth in about 40 years from now. If we look on the current problems we are facing in our world today.
- Natural disasters
Which of the above will double with the population growth of the world? I think it's safe to say that more people will mean more poverty which will result in more crime and probably war. The question is if we will have to redesign our society in any way, because let's face it the way we currently live our lives can't keep going forever.
What do you think our species will have to do in order to survive the next 100 years on this earth?