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 is a writer and poet living in Tucson, Arizona. His poetry has been published in Impossible Archetype and is forthcoming from The Laurel Review. A piece of flash fiction is forthcoming from Cold Creek Review. His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published online at Tiny Donkey and Fairy Tale Review’s “Fairy-Tale Files.” Richard is also Downlink Lead for HiRISE at the University of Arizona.