Is the growth of Billions practically possible?

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@mkrnex (785)
Bangalore, India
April 6, 2016 12:54pm CST
Westerners, media and economists speak about India and China with Billion peoples each will outgrow other economies in future. The concept of Billion people having access to high quality resources might deplete the natural resources bare. It is frightening to imagine. Also growth of Billions if made then the GDP of both India and China will reach sky. Is such a growth practically possible? What are your opinion on this matter?
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@OneOfMany (9197)
• United States
6 Apr 16
I did an estimate of what the world could sustain once and arrived at 10 trillion. It was pretty extreme, because it's a huge number, but it isn't impossible. It just requires the whole world be planned completely, because there wouldn't be much nature left at that point. It also involves living underground, under water, in orbit, and in much tigher quarters than now, but it's still doable. If you try to figure out what is needed to make that kind of world work, it's easy to see what would make this one better.
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@mkrnex (785)
• Bangalore, India
6 Apr 16
You have gone in detail it seems. All nature will be consumed to sustain human growth. Or nature will itself balance it out through calamities! But balancing of wealth will make world better though !
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@OneOfMany (9197)
• United States
6 Apr 16
@mkrnex Not necessarily. When everyone has the same amount of wealth then everyone is poor but on a new level, then people will struggle to be above others. If you take away the need for wealth then people will be able to move forward whether they have the money or not.
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@mkrnex (785)
• Bangalore, India
7 Apr 16
@OneOfMany Yes,I didn't get this line of thought. When wealth becomes irrelevant then other things come to forefront. When everyone has same wealth, then everyone is middle class. So, society will not run behind money and give importance other things may be!
@kiran8 (14565)
• Mangalore, India
6 Apr 16
The figure might be slightly exaggerated , but look at our cities and cities in China teeming with people everywhere and you can believe that billions is possible ! Yes of course the more mouths feed the less one gets ..even GDP wont help the population if it happens
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@mkrnex (785)
• Bangalore, India
6 Apr 16
I think the price will increase to such levels that money will totally be devalued! As at one stage due to lack of resources growth stops and tyranny creeps in. The prediction is based on assuming continuous availability of natural resources I guess.
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