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  1. #31

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdw:
    The world maybe does need less people, but stopping births and then having too many old people creates new problems. Japan is trying to solve this problem by buiilding lots of robots to do all the work that young people used to do. But maybe a better and more natural solution is something like, I dont know, maybe a global pandemic or something that targets all the old and sick people

    Surely though this is only temporary and the net gain is a positive one. Eventually all those old people will die and with less births we will have a smaller global population. By that time we can introduce a Logan's Run-type set up and everyone's a winner.

    Except maybe the over 30s, but pfft, old people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDevil_666:
    As China does not have a strong social safety net, this is not an issue for the government to worry about. The elderly will eke out their last days and die out. In the meantime, productivity can be optimised with automation. This is actually a great opportunity for China.
    More of a threat. The economy and society are predicated on near double digit growth. People are pumping all of their money into inflating a property market which will become worthless if there's nobody to live in them. Smaller countries can fix that with immigration but China would require probably half of the world's young people to immigrate in order to keep the property pumped up.

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    And you consider that a healthy development model???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauljoecoe:
    I, and I'm sure many others, would agree. However, the difficulty is the economic hit that would cause, particularly for the older generations. No one seems to want to tackle that so the easiest solution is to increase population.

    After all, the whole idea of 'growth' is what the world turns on. Until a alternative to that is found what can be done?
    How about errr, take the economic hit? What is 'wealth' anyway? Have a 10bn population and more congestion, more pollution, less nature, smaller living spaces, less choice, more restrictions?
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    Good documentary if you are interested.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8923482/


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    200,000 additional annual births if the mainland allowed foreign helpers - realistic numbers? Presumably this would push the wage they can earn WAY up...

    https://amp.scmp.com/comment/opinion...oreign-helpers


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