- Oct 2017
- America 🇺🇸
I think it’s said that the root cause of modern overpopulation is that our technology has advanced to the point of overcoming natural population checks, along with being able to greatly modify the environment of course. Both these to a point never possible before. Too many unrelated yet negative aspects happening all at once. Good on the individual level, not so on the environmental. Isn’t it concerning to think that modern civilisation, which has been taken for granted for the past several generations at least, clearly isn’t even equilibrially stable enough to support its own survival? It seems that the simplest solution would be to reduce population & revert to some pre-industrial state. Yet this solution is clearly not easy nor immediately possible for modern civilisation & population, which seemed to have developed inextricably & to be linked so. Countless aspects of modern civilisation are essential to not only comfort but even to being alive itself. Think about how modern technology, science & medicine saves lives & how many people & animals are dependent on then. Yet as part of modern civilisation they’re not environmentally equilibrially stablemate they? Yet the effects of such are inconceivable to modern civilization, indeed that would definitely be signify an end of it, whether it either advances or more likely devances. So it seems that humanity must eventually say bye to them mustn’t they? For most of history there seemed to always be a general ubiquitous hope of continuous technological growth & improvement for societies the world over, now the reverse seems to be looming. Can anyone think of any past civilisation or society which has had to contemplate reducing its own technological advancement?