So, if you had a genetic timebomb, that would instantly erase 99% of the population in 1 shot, would you squeeze the trigger? Bear in mind it would effect all races and cultures equally and would still leave 70 million+ people to start over with? And most likely leave the planet a much more pleasant place to live.
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I think it could give our grandchildren a chance.
Again, I think we could figure it out with 3.5 million in USA alone. It would be like 70,000 per state. Enough to work hard.
Not enough to keep modern life support systems going. Not even close. Of those 70,000, perhaps one or two percent would have the survival skills to survive. Everyone else would die.
World population was at 70 million in 1300ad, so we made it from there with flying colors, and are knowledge is 1000 fold since the dark ages, so why not?
Why could a 21st century population of any size not survive the sudden onset of a hunter-gatherer economy, or even a hardscrabble agrarian one? You don't really need to ask, do you? No one has their skills or built-up immunity to disease anymore.
It didn't say that technology was going to go with them and 70 million would be able to do most of what you say would be lost, if not all.
I do, I could leave right now with knife and fire and survive anywhere in the world, island, woods, jungle, mountain, anywhere. And so could others.
A planet of seventy million couldn't keep today's technology going. It couldn't even train new generations in it. It couldn't feed itself, stop plagues, or maintain trade and transportation systems. You're fantasizing. I've had enough silliness here.
That 1% is here now anyway, what the harm be in thinning the herd. Again, stop crying, it's a hypothetical question that is not going to happen anyway. SO touchy.
Great response! New leaders will be as bad as the old ones because ego infects the powerful. Deja vu.
Ok, dude, they would magically be transported 400 million light years away to a different galaxy, no rotting corpses to deal with, better?
Hello residentstone. I am a realist at times, other times an optimist, and others a pessimist. Usually i seek being a realist first and then ponder the next two. That may be a toss of a coin, wait and see, or ponder more. With the new criteria . . .
You make my brain hurt, and I like that :0)
You would'nt thats the beauty of it.
Why would it in a hypothetical scenario? It's not like I have one J.
Of course it is hypothetical residentstone. Do you not find my observation fair?
If thats how you feel, sure, it's not how I feel, but thats life.
Yes, that's life. In which every single person on this Earth deserves to have. This is a ridiculous "hypothetical" question.
Why do they deserve J, because someone had sex and they popped out?? I dont buy it, nobody DESERVES anything.
So, how about you. Are you deserving?
In my scenario, I am, duh, lol. And yes, I think I am, oh, I'm not like other people J, not at all.
You my friend need a "HUGE" wake up call. You are no more deserving than a homeless person barely surviving on the streets. We are all equal!!
No J, you have no idea what I need, nor I, you. And yes, I am better than the majority of mindless slugs, lethargically leeching their way through life, the majority of humans make me sick, not all, just most.
SMH God help you!
OK a 5 minute trip to Walmart for coffee just reconfirmed my answer, Yes I would push it for sure!
Scary?, I think it would be wonderful.
Well, I did'nt say exsisting infrastructure would be gone, and that would leave like 3.5 million in USA alone, I think we could swing it.