Population Future

Most of world will live in cities by 2007, UN says (AFP). – UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – Urban areas are growing so quickly that for the first time in history, most of the world will be living in cities by 2007, a new UN study said.

– Source: Yahoo! News – Science; Thu Mar 25, 2:28 AM ET.

While I expect this trend to continue for some time, populations will eventually spread apart. Along with advanced communications, declining birth rates, molecular manufacturing and robotic labor, transportation advances will make every point on the Earth as close as our own backyard. There will be plenty of room for each of us to roam.

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Richard Leis

Richard Leis

Richard Leis (he/him/his) lives in Tucson, Arizona where he writes poetry and fiction, attends and teaches writing workshops at the Writers Studio Tucson, and works for HiRISE, a team in the Lunar & Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona with a camera in orbit around Mars onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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