Society

How will society cope with people living forever? If society doesn't survive, then you don't survive... technology giveth, and technology taketh away!

Lots in the news at the moment about AI and robots taking over our jobs - but if Ian Pearson is right that we'll soon be able to live comfortably with no pension then maybe we won't need one? Maybe everybody will be part of a world parliament or an "internet of people" (IOP) - I'm trademarking that one!!

Overpopulation

According to David Wood of London Futurists if death stopped tomorrow it would take a hundred years to double the planet's population - that does give us a long time to figure out how to solve the overpopulation problem.

Resources

Collapse: How societies choose to fail or Succeed - Jared Diamond

National Risk Register of Civil Emergencies (2017 Edition) - UK Government
Explains the risks of major emergencies that could affect the UK in the next five years and provides resilience advice and guidance.

Recent News

Photosynthesis fix boosts crop growth by 40%

Independent - 04-Jan-2019

More efficient photorespiration pathway could result in greater crop production

Japan annual birth rate nearly half a million below death rate

Guardian - 27-Dec-2018

A stark example of how birth rate falls below in replacement level in advanced economies

Worldwide decline in fertility rates

BBC - 09-Nov-2018

Half of countries now have a fertility rate below the 2.1 level required to maintain their population

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