Archive for Population
Overall, the nation’s population growth for the decade slowed to 17.64% over the past 10 years from 21.54% in the decade to 2001.
Literacy increased for the country as a whole—climbing to 74% from about 65%.
At the turn of the 18th century and the burgeoning of the industrial age Thomas Robert, the renowned demographer of his day foretold that the population would not be able to outgrow the food supply while referencing the populations in London. Approximately 30 years later the refrigerator was invested in London by an America inventor Jacob Perkins.
Similarly: The story of our lives is one of technological determinism. Technological innovation’s effect on society in the industry of food supply and preservation…the increasing literacy through technologies and living quality in the “emerging world” can be curbed if we allow the potential for self-actualization and quality of life to pervade the populations.
Differently: The problems of technological distribution today do not result from any inherent scarcity, but an extrinsic brought upon by institutional scarcity. At current, we fight for existence like cells for energy or ignorant animals for intrinsically scarce resources…canceling each other out through protectionist (conservative) measures. Although we regularly show ourselves our technologically ability we rarely allow that ability to pervade our peer and peer groups to provide wide spread quality of life or rather, self-actualization where it could/should be.
Human kind doesn’t have a population problem (yet); we do however, have a problem with recognizing the intrinsic value in other humans and consequentially we don’t differentiate well between intrinsic and extrinsic scarcity. Here in Integrationalism, we’ll be defining that value.
Naturally if the human species keeps growing at the rate that it has over the past 100 years, we will experience as population of near 12,000,000,000 by year 2100C.E. and 24,000,000,000 by year 2200C.E….It is almost unthinkable to imagine what people will do with themselves if jobs and resources are still scarce at that time. The economic management philosophies of the day: Capitalism can only distribute the potential for self actualization, as Maslow defines it to 1% of the most affluent factions of the species. From this standpoint, it is evident that there is in-fact a population problem.
Market forces don’t yield solutions to scarcity, they simple manage them and ensure that goods and services are distributed to the most worthy consumer per some value derivation.
My question to the everyone is: Are we spending our time asking the wrong questions and solving the wrong problems? While efficiency in distribution is ideal, creating environments for abundant resource consumption would be more ideal in the preservation of the species and ensuring that everyone is adding some quality input to our terrestrial and celestial missions.
My next book, Integrationalism: Spiritual disincentives for humanity will discuss self-actualization extensively.