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Old 08-17-2009, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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This is the year (approx) that the United States hits one billion in population, if we stay on the current track of one new person every 10 seconds. Can you imagine what India and China will look like in 2229? Holy cow!!!

Think it's too soon to book a party room for the one billion celebration? LOL
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:25 PM
 
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Actually, the US is starting to have a decreasing number of children born, and I suspect it will soon follow the ways of other teritary countries (almost all service employment) like the UK and Japan and have a stagnant population with a latino influx. In fact, some Japanese toymakers are encouraging employees to have children to combat this, and eastern Europe's population is actually FALLING due to this trend.

So yeah, I highly doubt our nation will ever reach 1 billion people. Maybe it will hit 400 mil before I die if I'm lucky and live a very long life.
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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Their "one child policy" means the Chinese will be as old as the Japanese are now in 20 yrs. Everyone used to be afraid of Japan and now they're all 50 and don't scare anyone anymore.

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Primitive people can't live in North America?

White technology?

How would whites become extinct yet other races survive?


On topic: I think the U.S. could support 1 billion people, I wouldn't live in a city though.

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Old 08-17-2009, 09:14 PM
 
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^Whites would become extinct because of interracial marriages.
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Old 08-18-2009, 04:44 AM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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Most of these wild future population estimates assume sustained straight line growth over long periods of time. I don't believe that this can/will continue. Fierce competition will eventually limit births and if that doesn't, mother nature will fix the problem and not in a nice way. While there is lots of land for billions to live on, where will we get all our food, water, energy etc.
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:10 AM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Please contain the racially-charged comments, folks. The topic is about a large population in the future, not what races will be extinct. Stay on topic.
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:54 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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I think it's most likely population growth will not continue inevitably at the current rate. Most likely US population growth will level-off sometime in this century or the next and well before we reach a billion.

Besides which I think immigration accounts for some of our growth and, hopefully, Mexico will develop enough they'll be emigrating less. And that's meant as pro-Mexican, I hope for their country to succeed.
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Old 08-18-2009, 12:31 PM
 
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By 2229 we'll be lucky if we are 100M and there are 1 - 2B world wide.

Between the already happening crash in world wide fecundity, and likely future wars of mass destruction, super bugs and global cooling (and subsequent loss of food supply), there are many challenges, the likes of which Mankind has not really ever faced since the beginning of the interglacial and the onset of recorded history.

It will probably turn out that having such a warm, relatively wet, period, with ongoing human development, sufficient to allow our current population and wealth, has been a flash in the pan, in terms of the broad swath of geological time scales.
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Old 08-18-2009, 12:59 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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This is the year (approx) that the United States hits one billion in population, if we stay on the current track of one new person every 10 seconds. Can you imagine what India and China will look like in 2229? Holy cow!!!

Think it's too soon to book a party room for the one billion celebration? LOL
We will all be dead by then.
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Old 08-18-2009, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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^Whites would become extinct because of interracial marriages.

No they are not having many kids
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