• 12/7/21: Elon Musk is more concerned with under-population than ...

    From (David P.)@21:1/5 to All on Thu Dec 23 00:40:16 2021
    12/7/21: Elon Musk is more concerned with under-population than over-population. He said Monday that there are "not enough people"
    in the world & it could threaten human civilization.

    "I think one of the biggest risks to civilization is the low
    birth rate and the rapidly declining birthrate," Musk said at
    the Wall St. Journal's annual CEO Council. The 50-year-old was

    answering a question about how the proposed Tesla Bot could
    solve some of the world's labor issues. Musk had previously
    called the bot a "generalized substitute for human labor over time."

    "And yet, so many people, including smart people, think that
    there are too many people in the world & think that the population
    is growing out of control. It's completely the opposite. Please
    look at the numbers – if people don't have more children,
    civilization is going to crumble, mark my words."
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  • From El Castor@21:1/5 to imbibe@mindspring.com on Thu Dec 23 10:15:48 2021
    On Thu, 23 Dec 2021 00:40:16 -0800 (PST), "(David P.)"
    <imbibe@mindspring.com> wrote:

    12/7/21: Elon Musk is more concerned with under-population than >over-population. He said Monday that there are "not enough people"
    in the world & it could threaten human civilization.

    "I think one of the biggest risks to civilization is the low
    birth rate and the rapidly declining birthrate," Musk said at
    the Wall St. Journal's annual CEO Council. The 50-year-old was

    answering a question about how the proposed Tesla Bot could
    solve some of the world's labor issues. Musk had previously
    called the bot a "generalized substitute for human labor over time."

    "And yet, so many people, including smart people, think that
    there are too many people in the world & think that the population
    is growing out of control. It's completely the opposite. Please
    look at the numbers if people don't have more children,
    civilization is going to crumble, mark my words."

    Musk is completely correct -- in a sense -- but an important sense.
    Fertility rates in the well educated high IQ developed world (North
    America, Europe, and East Asia) have declined well below replacement
    rate, and continue to plummet. On the other hand, the populations of
    the shit holes of Africa, and large parts of Central and South
    America, South Asia, and the Middle East are generally above a
    replacement rate of about 2.1. In general, smart, well educated
    populations are not replacing themselves while the ignorant low IQ
    back waters of the world are bursting at the seams.

    Here are some stats ...
    The World Factbook -- Country Comparisons -- Total fertility rate https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/field/total-fertility-rate/country-comparison

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