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)

the quality of these pictures is disputable, don't blame the author, blame AI

the quality of these pictures is disputable, don’t blame the author, blame AI

(Elon, get a Mastodon account, thanks :D)

Population in decline – what does it mean for mankind

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 there was a time period, that paradoxically made people to want “fun, fun, fun” and not children (which was considered hard work for low pay), now Germany as most western countries are paying the price.

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
  • 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)[3]
 • male 78.64 years
 • female 83.40 years
Fertility rate 1.58 children born/woman (2021)[4]


Life expectancy Increase 67.7 years (2022 est.)[1]
 • male 65.8 years (2021 est.)
 • female 68.9 years (2020 est.)
Fertility rate Decrease 2.03 children born per woman (2021)[1]

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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