(urth) The Cumaean

Gerry Quinn gerry at bindweed.com
Fri May 10 10:16:55 PDT 2013

From: Lee Berman

> Did a little research just for fun and if my calculations are correct, the 
> entire 7 billion
> human population of the world could live fairly comfortably within the 
> land area of France and
> Germany combined.
> (my definition of comfort was based on the population density of Los 
> Angeles (7500/sq. mi.),
> which is a more comfortable place to live than New York (27,500/sq. mi) 
> and far less crowded
> than insane places like Delhi (75,512/sq. mi). or Manila (111,500/sq. mi)

With enough technology, perhaps arcologies would make even the higher 
densities tolerable.

Then there is _Stand On Zanzibar_ by John Brunner, though perhaps it has 

- Gerry Quinn 

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