Will the advent of nanotechnology in medicine be a burden on the resources of the Earth?
HUMAN BEINGS AS DOMINANT SPECIES ARE ALREADY USING MORE THAN THEIR FAIR SHARE OF RESOURCES OF EARTH. THE ADVENT OF NANOTECHNOLOGY IN MEDICINE PROMISES TO ENHANCE THE LONGEVITY OF HUMAN BEINGS. WILL IT PROVE TO BE AN ADDED BURDEN?
So, the idea here is that longer life mean more supplies consumed. If this happens through advances in medicine and nanotechnology, an ideal solution would be to limit births per family--like China does. Or impose a fine for having kids beyond the first; that way, you can have more children if you really want, but you're incurring an ever-increasing cost with each you have, making you think twice.
Even if nanotechnology never evolves to a point where it increases lifespan, the Earth's population is increasing, and will have eventually have to be reduced--whether through war or limiting births. Personally, I prefer the former.