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#61  Postby Scot Dutchy » Sep 02, 2018 1:25 pm

Well I cant claim that either but a few more years with the person I finally met in life would be nice.
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#62  Postby laklak » Sep 02, 2018 5:49 pm

If they can put 30 year old lead back in my 64 year old pencil then sign me up, buttercup.
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#63  Postby Macdoc » Sep 02, 2018 8:51 pm

Extinction events go on all the time and we are in the midst of the 6th Great Extinction.

Arcologies are already in process in some extremely dense cities. This was four years ago
https://www.onlyelevenpercent.com/green ... rcologies/

Good info here about sustainable cities and towns
http://www.rapidshift.net/building-a-co ... ergy-grid/

Many cities are developing local plans based on the Earth Summit’s Agenda 21, including every single one of Sweden’s 288 municipal governments.

Agenda 21 has now been superceded ( tho the principles remain the same )

https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/p ... ngourworld

Wringingof hands and wailing won't change things.....people will and are making changes toward sustainable civ.

Again even a few people can destroy an ecosystem ....you would need to drop to hunter gatherer status and life span snd even they were hard on ecosystems.

We have the technology to do sustainable and efforts here and there are making progress. Taking pressure off wild fish stocks is a major challenge and being met sort of by sustainable fish farming ( lots of lessons learned there ).
This is an eye opener

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#64  Postby Alan C » Sep 02, 2018 9:33 pm

Hmm. I also admit to be one that wouldn't mind life extension or perhaps functional immortality.
As far the pressures humans are placing on the planet through numbers etc, there is the idea of orbital/celestial body colonisation as well as relocating things like heavy industry into Low Earth Orbit.
This is predicated on improving and seriously reducing the cost/impact of getting to orbit. Anti-gravity anyone?
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#65  Postby Alan B » Sep 03, 2018 12:04 pm

To keep the status quo we could put 3.5 billion humans in orbit? :think:

We can just about put half a dozen in the ISS, er, even less now that the US has been banned... :whistle:
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#66  Postby Macdoc » Sep 03, 2018 4:11 pm

You should read The Old Man's War for an interesting take on functional immortality and its impact on society and economics. Good read.
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#67  Postby Alan B » Sep 03, 2018 4:32 pm

My son gave me a copy, oh, yonks back. But I never got round to reading it. I must dig it out and have a go.

P.S. It keeps resurrecting every so often, when I'm, er, 'tidying-up'.
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#68  Postby Macdoc » Sep 04, 2018 6:20 pm

He's fast paced and funny ....Heinlein is his hero.
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#69  Postby laklak » Sep 04, 2018 10:29 pm

Alan B wrote:To keep the status quo we could put 3.5 billion humans in orbit? :think:


A lot easier if you don't bother with the space station.
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#70  Postby felltoearth » Sep 04, 2018 11:30 pm

laklak wrote:
Alan B wrote:To keep the status quo we could put 3.5 billion humans in orbit? :think:


A lot easier if you don't bother with the space station.

See, I didn't even think of that. When I'm King Lak, you will definitely be the Prime Minister.
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#71  Postby aufbahrung » Jan 05, 2020 5:47 pm

Now the war is underway thought I'd had some distracting entertainment here. Gotta keep the troops at the front entertained in wartime.

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Re: World War III is well and truly underway.

#72  Postby Macdoc » Jan 05, 2020 6:17 pm

People are confusing the 12 years left to act strongly with end of times :roll:

Planet will go on, human civilization will go on, rewritten map tho by end of century from sea level rise and some pretty strong shifts in agriculture and fishng patterns.
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