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Is space the human limiting factor?

  1. InterestCaptured profile image86
    InterestCapturedposted 6 years ago

    Is space the human limiting factor?

    Every species has something that limits it, whether it be predators, available shelters, amount of food available, etc., except, seemingly, humans. Could it be that space is the only thing that limits our population numbers?

  2. Unfilteredthought profile image60
    Unfilteredthoughtposted 6 years ago

    Depends on what you think about space. Outer Space is definitely a barrier that will put a dent in our population growth, but thinking about "space" itself--it is limitless. As long as man has the incentive to look ahead, and conquer knew goals, we shall not have any trouble exceeding the 7 billion humans that live on earth today.
    I read somewhere that we can fit every human in the state of Texas. Now imagine how many we can fit in the entire Universe? Space is not the definitive factor here. Only our creativity and divisiveness is keeping the human race from making larger strides  :]


  3. TFScientist profile image88
    TFScientistposted 6 years ago

    No. We still live in Malthusian space, so disease, food availability, water availability will all work together along with energy supply and space for shelter that limits our numbers.

    Ultimately, however, it is limitless stupidity that is the human limiting factor. We are naive at best to build a world around constant and limitless economic growth for success, when we live in a finite world with finite resources.

    Until population growth is artificially brought under control, many scientists believe we are set for a population 'correction' i.e. a crash.

  4. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 6 years ago

    Clean water is much more likely, since it is more essential, harder to get and already a crisis in much of the world.