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THE PEOPLE PROBLEM

Overpopulation is recognized as one of the greatest natural environmental disasters. Yet, corporations like people who are the consumers of products and services that enrich nations. There are some important questions to consider concerning the magnitude of this problem. Could the initial rise of advanced civilization and technology be related to the rise of population? Could over-population result in over technologization and a regression away from progress?
A philosopher like me might conjecture that technology is inclined to outpace itself, and overstep its own best advances. For example, the canal systems in Ireland, England, and America were the most efficient way to transport goods over long distances with a minimum of pollution, noise, and expenditure of energy and waste. The current world population is around eight billion. This dynamic places an immediate strain upon government, schools, courts, prisons, business, food production, resources, law and order, indi…