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Tag: Overpopulation

x10 19 Billion People
In this episode of X10, Nicola further elaborates on overpopulation, describing multiple UN population projections over the next eighty years and describing what might happen in a world with rejuvenation. Sources and Further Reading Once more, a lot of the data presented in this episode comes from Our World in Data (OWID), but there’s a...
Some people think life extension would lead to resource shortages.
The discussion of increased lifespans through medical and technological methods of addressing the various processes of aging raises the concern that this could lead to a lack of resources and result in conflict and suffering. The argument suggests that we will run out of resources if we develop the technology to treat age-related diseases. Proponents of this line of...
Overpopulation 101
In this episode of X10, Nicola describes the commonly cited challenge of overpopulation and why it isn't the problem that many people think it is. Script Famine. Scarcity. Climate instability. Widespread pollution. Lack of fresh water. Global economic and ecological collapse. Billions upon billions of mouths to feed and nowhere near enough resources to do...
Any discussion of rejuvenation biotechnology almost certainly includes the subject of overpopulation and the objection that medical advances that directly address the various processes of aging will lead to an overpopulated world. Such dire predictions are a common theme in many discussions involving advances in medicine that could increase human lifespans. Overpopulation is a word that gives the simple...
Overpopulated area
A common concern about life extension is overpopulation, the idea that there are too many people in the world. Are we really headed for a global overpopulation meltdown, as some people believe? The United Nations' World Population Prospects 2019 report suggests that while the global population will continue to rise for the next few decades,...
Many people are concerned that vastly extended healthy lifespan might lead us to catastrophic overpopulation, and the best way to mitigate this fear is probably to talk to an experienced demographer. To learn more about this and other interesting questions related to life extension, we spoke to Drs. Leonid Gavrilov and Natalia Gavrilova, respectively Principal...