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What would be the best way to unpopulate the earth

Posted Jun 11, '13 at 9:25pm

Tikipaka

Tikipaka

6 posts

"Nuke 'em". XD

 

Posted Jun 30, '13 at 4:23am

axzinger

axzinger

6 posts

put a limit on the amount of kids a person is allowed to have?

 

Posted Jun 30, '13 at 5:18am

partydevil

partydevil

5,094 posts

there is no right number of kids to limit it on. as explained somewhere in the last 15 pages. =)

 

Posted Jun 30, '13 at 12:33pm

mbbs112

mbbs112

174 posts

No best way to unpopulate the earth but find another planet for us =)

 

Posted Jul 1, '13 at 1:04am

Nerdsoft

Nerdsoft

1,009 posts

we got one, (more but this is the closest) keplar 22-b.
whit lightspeed it will only take 600 years to get there.
we might aswell just shoot them randomly into the sky.

I believe Alpha Centauri has a Goldilocks planet. But that's dumb, because that'd still take YEARS upon YEARS to get to. Here are some less fanciful solutions for the present.
• A one-child rule, with massive income taxes for those who break it
• A colossal propaganda campaign to evoke scorn for those with multiple kids
• Mandatory sterilisations after the first (successful) childbirth
• A fixed child license of two or three with the right to trade licenses at government institutions, with a tax so that it even fills the coffers
• A rationing system where each family gets a fixed amount of water (divided into drinking and washing), food and other stuff, but where rations shrink for each child after the first (though dividing them equally) to make life harder for the families with extra children
I prefer the ones which make extra kids unappealing, rather than the ones that just prevent them. I've also only listed fairly humane options, though the sterilisation and rationing ones are pretty... unpleasant.

 

Posted Jul 1, '13 at 1:11am

DidactUnbound

DidactUnbound

363 posts

Natural Selection, Survival of the Fittest, etc. It works every time, but not without a large amount of deaths... Maybe not the best way, but it's better than sterilizing people without their consent.

 

Posted Jul 1, '13 at 2:27am

HahiHa

HahiHa

5,003 posts

Knight

I still wouldn't want to live in a society as you pictured it here, Nerdsoft. Besides, children are already a financial burden, why make it worse? Best you can do is recommend people not to have kids, or only one, or adopt. Some parents decide for that on their own already.

 

Posted Jul 1, '13 at 4:33am

fantasy4life

fantasy4life

1,062 posts

Best way to unpopulate Earth? Hopefully an asteroid the size of the moon shows up and give us a little bump.

And about finding planets that are habitable, we already found dozens of them, we just don't have the technology to get there. Traveling hundreds of light years isn't easy, who would've figured?

 

Posted Jul 1, '13 at 4:40am

MageGrayWolf

MageGrayWolf

9,673 posts

Knight

And about finding planets that are habitable, we already found dozens of them, we just don't have the technology to get there.

They are potentially habitable, we don't know for sure. All we do know is these planets exist in an area far enough from the sun where liquid water can exist.

 

Posted Jul 1, '13 at 4:54am

partydevil

partydevil

5,094 posts

All we do know is these planets exist in an area far enough from the sun where liquid water can exist.

they have already ruled out the option that kepler22-b is a gas planet.
they dont know yet if the water on it is constant vaporized or actually in rivers and oceans on the ground like earth. or if the atmosphere is dense enough.
lots of questions we can't answer the next 400+ years since we can't come close enough. even if we used light speed.

 
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