why it’s really time to occupy Mars & how the internet has changed post-babyboomer attitude to sharing
Had an interesting conversation with a 65 year old, babyboomer, who has never personally seen war and who has not grown up with the internet:
“Why would i give my favorite restaurant a positive rating on Google Maps?”
“I do not want this restaurant to get overcrowded.” (aka “i want this very good restaurant all for myself and i am not willing to share this information”)
The more internet-native users think completely differently.
They (usually) share the heck out of their lifes 😀 to the point of oversharing (no, the public does not need to know, that the Twitter-addicted Elon Musk is (again) sitting long hours on the toilet tweeting more or less intelligent content)
(Elon please 1) use RSS reader apps to get news, not Twitter (too time consuming) 2) try Mastodon 😀 (he won’t))
Population in decline – what does it mean for mankind
It is true for Germany, Italy, Japan and lately also for India.
One could view this as “consolidation”, as less users need less resources, which is actually smart behaviour of the masses, they adapt.
But on the other hand, it just means:
- Mankind has FAILED to change lifestyles into more sustainable one’s that would sustain MORE users on this planet (it is said global population will top out at 10 billion and decline from there)
- watching this video: Mercedes Bus 1975 running on HYDROGEN, the answer to this question becomes clear: corruption. Plain old greed and corruption, preventing technologies that would make sense, for profit, making technology worse than it is, for a wee bit more profit.
- let me tell this: corruption = cancer, early detect it, remove it, or it will kill you!
- mankind has FAILED to reach other planets ON TIME, to keep growing
- also corruption: NASA has been burning massive amounts of public money, to funnel it to Lockheed & NGrumman, Boeing & others which basically ALWAYS deliver late and NEVER to the price tag promised (now SpaceX came along and with re-usable rockets that lowered the costs to orbit by SOO MUCH, that NO SINGLE state-sponsored-rocket-factory-on-this-planet can compete! :D)
Since 100 years, the birth rates of Germany are going down, lately those of India and China too, what does this mean for mankind as a species?
Time to come up with a new pro-life and pro-sustainability oriented lifestyle and financial economic system.
Time to settle on Mars 😀 (there might be not enough young people in the west to tackle such ambitions projects).
The population in Germany is in declined since 1900.
(Industrialization and mass production of goods in dirty coal powered factories is said to have started around 1815)
Which suggests, not only, that the limits of this economic system have been reached a long time ago, but that something fundamentally is going wrong that is not favorable for human life.
So a shrinking population in times of less-and-less-non-sustainable-oil (more and more expensive costs of living) is a “smart” way of a population to adapt, no need for Corona or war to reduce the population, a smart population senses it’s limits and shrinks, just as a tree in a pot, sense it’s limits and does not keep growing.
That is the sad but “good” part of the story.
The bad part, is the stated above, that growth COULD have been extended, if more sustainable lifestyles would have been engineered decades ago, as it was by some pioneers, but never went mainstream.
Now all those nations are paying the price of the “too-many-old vs too-few-young users” situation that results in overcrowded healthcare and collapsing pension-systems, imho again largely because of corruption (they all knew decades ago this day would come and did not prepare adequately).
This pyramid above DIRECTLY translates into:
- later retirement age (currently 67 years in Germany, France is still revolting against such steps)
- lower pensions pay to the point of poverty and collapse of the pension system
- which is ESPECIALLY unfair towards the younger generations, who by % pay more into the system, than their parents did and might receive a pension-of-pennies afterwards
- a 50% privatized healthcare and elderly-care system that was on the brink of collapse even before covid hit
- old population has more healthcare problems, Germany healthcare politics have been stupid and corrupt and the latest digitalization approach is a complete disaster of complexity (they did not UNIX KISS)
Things probably still unseen in India and China, but might affect them aswell in 30 years time.
Also interesting to note, that life expectancy has taken a dip as well:
|Life expectancy||81.2 years (2018–2020)|
|• male||78.64 years|
|• female||83.40 years|
|Fertility rate||1.58 children born/woman (2021)|
|Life expectancy||67.7 years (2022 est.)|
|• male||65.8 years (2021 est.)|
|• female||68.9 years (2020 est.)|
|Fertility rate||2.03 children born per woman (2021)|
So men in Germany have (on average, tendency decreasing but still) +13 years to live longer, than in India.
And women in Germany (on average, tendency decreasing but still) + 14.50 years to live longer, than in India.
2021: Life expectancy decreased in 2020 across the EU
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