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. His first published poem, "Roadside Freak Show," arrives on August 21, 2017 in Impossible Archetype.  His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published on Tiny Donkey. Richard is also the Downlink Lead for the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) team at the University of Arizona. He monitors images of the Martian surface taken by the HiRISE camera located on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in orbit around Mars and helps ensure they process successfully and are validated for quick release to the science community and public. Once upon a time, Richard wrote and edited the science and technology news and commentary website Frontier Channel, hosted the RADIO Frontier Channel podcast, and organized transhumanist clubs. Follow Richard on his website (richardleis.com), on Goodreads (richardleis), Twitter (@richardleisjr), and Facebook (richardleisjr).