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AshFromHousewares's Avatar Jump to comment 27 by AshFromHousewares

For all those haters of progress because it just gives life to those burdened with disease - the best minds on the planet a hundred years ago were in concensus about the fact that there was no way to support several billion people. There was no way to greo the crops and cities were drowning in thier own filth.

Now that we have modern agriculture and sewer systems, among other advances, we can all live relatively happily without the need to indirectly kill people.

Now just extrapolate what cheap fusion power and self replicating robotics could do. What if every farm field was stacked vertically over 100 floors deep with artifical illumination and it was easy to grow meat in vats? We could well have the volume to support several thousand to millions of times the current population given sufficient technology.

Wed, 15 Jun 2011 12:59:58 UTC | #638824