The Methuselah project

by sparrowdown 1 Replies latest social current

  • sparrowdown

    Where I live our health system is groaning because of high demand and underfunding.

    Specialist services are a nightmare to access. Many "fly in fly out" Dr's.

    All the major political parties blame the "aging population".

    But what will happen as people live longer is it just a case of more money needing to thrown into aged care?

    Is living longer such a good thing it it means being more reliant on an inadequate health system?

    Overpopulation seems to be a recurrent theme in apocalyptic movies,( may be I should'nt have watched The Road last night or world war z)

    **DISCLAIMER: this is a question not a statement. I do not claim to be an expert on anything. I am just making conversation.

  • Crazyguy

    Overpopulation is definitely going to be a major problem in the world in the not too distant future. Plagues in the past seemed to keep humans from spreading like a plague itself. Theres going to be some major wars and upheavals in coming decades. I think the USA as a country and major power is going to go the way of the DODO and the world will go into something similiar to the dark ages. Not as bad but America has kept things in check and has helped in times of need. When it falls there may not be very many countries that are willing to pick up the pieces.

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