Solving Overpopulation

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Thread Topic: Solving Overpopulation

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    Whiplash Experienced
    Now, the human race has been reproducing and expanding exponentially, and soon all natural resources will be used up. When that happens, we are screwed. Their are many plans to combat it, but one really stands out to me, and I have one of my own.
    1. Astronomical Colonization- the perfect solution, but takes time, money and lots of resources. But it gets people off a dying planet to more habitable ones
    2. My Plan, Operation Light Rinse- eradication of 5% of each countries population, consisting off criminals, the poorest,those isolated from society and the mentally insane

    Whatever the solution, the problem is real and needs to be dealt with
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    ilovelions Senior
    Bit extreme. A 1-2 child policy should work fine.
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    Whiplash Experienced
    Extremity is what the world needs
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    IHLAOY Advanced
    The problem with Light Rinse is that all the people you listed tend to not actually take up that much space. Criminals, the mentally insane, the isolated, society tends to all push them together into jails and hospitals and so on and force them together. They're already taking up as little space as possible, and even removing 5% of them isn't going to make a dent in overpopulation or resource consumption. It's cheaper to keep 500 people in jail than it is to have 500 people outside of jail.

    On top of that, the people you listed aren't the ones that are growing the population. All you've done is emptied a cup that'll be filled in three years anyway; because the root cause of the problem is still unaddressed.

    And once you've run out of criminals and mentally insane, and you're still running out of space because the population is still growing, what next?

    We're talking about a population doubling every generation; and like the rice on a chessboard analogy, no amount of culling is going to slow something like that; unless you go full dictator and execute one person for every person born. Space travel is really the only sustainable solution for mankind.
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    The Dude Experienced
    Zombies! The perfect solution.
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    Next Advanced
    Just send surprise nukes to every country and be done e with it
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    Keno Joyous Novice
    Nuke the sun.

    Surely we can blow it up, right?

    ... Right?
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    Sphinx Senior
    A 1 child policy didn't work in China, so it probably won't work elsewhere
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    ilovelions Senior
    Oh, why do you think it didn't work?
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    Slim_t Senior
    Overpopulation isnt the hice scary problem its hyped up to be.
    That being said, extraterrestrial colonization is an awesome idea
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    WolfLove Hot Shot
    Yay! Already ruined one planet, so, boys, it's on to the next.
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    IHLAOY Advanced
    It's fine, Wolf. By the time we've developed the technology required to colonize another planet, we'll long be past the point of needing to destroy a planet to survive.

    Besides, f--- nature. What's it done for me lately?
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    Whiplash Experienced
    How bout this. Operation "f--- it lets go out with a bang"
    Just waste what we have left and go total purge. Sounds fun to me
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    Dust Of Heart Advanced
    Drop a few nukes on the overpopulated countries like India or China, I'm sure that'll wipe out a few million to clear some space, hmm?

    Joking
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    Sphinx Senior
    Lions: Many people in China were having another child.

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