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7 billion people and you

  1. Oct 27, 2011 #1
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-15391515

    My results:
    You were the 5,087,705,009th person
    Your country's population is 34,016,593
    Average life expectancy is 78.2 years

    262 people (,I don't know what 262 means)
     
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  3. Oct 27, 2011 #2

    DaveC426913

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    It says "the amount the population has grown while you've been on this site"


    And you are a fellow Canuck.
     
  4. Oct 27, 2011 #3

    lisab

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    When I were born, I was the:

    3,233,157,102nd
    person alive on Earth

    77,058,447,815th
    person to have lived since history began

    I feel like a number.
     
  5. Oct 27, 2011 #4
    The number of significant figures they provide is hilarious.
     
  6. Oct 27, 2011 #5
    Me too!

    .. and that made me bit sad :shy:
     
  7. Oct 27, 2011 #6

    Evo

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    This video by National Geographic is very good. Overpopulation, it's not about the space. We can't economically/feasably sustain this many people. Think about it.

     
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  8. Oct 27, 2011 #7
    World cap of two children a family. Problem solved.
     
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  10. Oct 27, 2011 #9

    lisab

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    I only had one. Can I sell my other share :biggrin:?
     
  11. Oct 27, 2011 #10

    DaveC426913

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    I had none*. Can I get a refund?

    *biologically, anyway
     
  12. Oct 27, 2011 #11

    Evo

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    You make up for the sperm donor that has over 1,000 kids.
     
  13. Oct 27, 2011 #12
    Those who have 1 or no children get $20,000. Right now it's the other way around, the more babies you have, the more money you get (in the US).
     
  14. Oct 27, 2011 #13

    DaveC426913

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    Hrm. Not sure if that math works out.

    Interesting problem...

    As long as the mother has only one child by sperm donor, then the numbers work out.

    With 1 man and 1000 women, you get 1000 children.
    If he donates 1 million, you get 1 million children. But you never get more children than parents.
     
  15. Oct 27, 2011 #14

    Evo

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    A lot of these women, for some reason, already had kids, sometimes several. And no, I'm not going to go dig up everything I've read in the last few years on artificial insemination stats, I don't understand why a woman with children would need to artificially have more. Look at octomom. So consider it unreliable.
     
  16. Oct 27, 2011 #15

    Evo

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    Yeah, this is something that needs to be fixed.
     
  17. Oct 27, 2011 #16
    It's not the US but the third world countries that concern me. I doubt you can put any kind of caps on them.
     
  18. Oct 27, 2011 #17

    DaveC426913

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    What do you think they'd do if you offered them $20,000?
     
  19. Oct 27, 2011 #18
    If some "government" had that much of free money, 7 billion population wouldn't have been a concern.
     
  20. Oct 28, 2011 #19
    And no having triplets either.
     
  21. Oct 28, 2011 #20
    prison for sure!
     
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