This remarkable video by Harvard professor David Sinclair suggests that all humans now alive could live healthier and much longer than most of us do now!
How exciting, particularly for people like me—now healthy but almost 89!
One of the basic concerns of numerous thoughtful people has to be about the huge acceleration in population growth in my lifetime from 2 billion to almost 8 billion!
If Sinclair’s work could add significant years to 8 billion of us or to the 10 billion of us here by 2050 would that be good or an utter disaster?
Certainly progress in medical breakthroughs has been a significant factor in the growth in human numbers already.
So religious, tribal and ethnic factions have seen separatism as enabling leaders to emerge, consolidate and enlarge their temporal power which all to often leads to the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse in some cases.
Now the impact is worldwide and the need to grow more food, kill more living creatures and govern more errant populations is not a winning game on a finite planet.
So do we opt for a Democratic form of world order or will the President Xi Jinping model prevail??
That’s the unanswered question.
From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013
By Donald A. Collins
Publisher: Church and State Press (July 30, 2014)
Al Bartlett – Democracy Cannot Survive Overpopulation
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