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All: April 26, 2019

April 26, 2019

Influence: No, they don’t want to sell your data, it’s worse.

Influence: No, they don’t want to sell your data, it’s worse.

I recently read another comment containing the 'I don't want google getting more of my data to sell' and it reminded me of the question, 'why is your data valuable?', and the common myth that Facebook and Google etc want your data so they can sell it.

They don't want to sell your data, but the reality, is more sinister: they want the power to change your thinking.

My journey to understanding population.

My journey to understanding population.

Arguably mankind's greatest achievement is not the moon-landing, but the near elimination of child mortality. Side effects include a population explosion resulting in numbers such that we have only pseudo solutions for sustaining the environment.

To arrive at my current point of understanding of population mechanisms and population growth, it took me a number of light bulb moments over the years since 2013, with many realisations shattering some of my previous beliefs, and sometimes taking years to be ready to take the next step.

Here is a recap of my journey, and if you can move quickly from step to step, then you can absorb information faster than I can, but perhaps this information will inspire others on their own journey.

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Population Growth Advocacy: Mislead Immigration Support, or Greed & Tribalism?

Population Growth Advocacy: Mislead Immigration Support, or Greed & Tribalism?

In Australia, as in many countries, there appears to be almost universal acceptance of perpetual population growth. Population growth is seen as: Desirable because it is the path to economic prosperity. Inevitable. A requirement for supporting refugees. None reflect reality. So why is it, that so few contemplate a finite population target, given we live on a finite planet?
Population Explosion: What happened to get to 8 Billion people?

Population Explosion: What happened to get to 8 Billion people?

Humanity has just experienced a population explosion. Whether you believe we are overpopulated or not, the facts are that we have just had a population explosion. Over two centuries of population peaking at 50x higher than the long term population growth, and peaking at 100x higher during the baby boom. Yet the explosion occurred with women having less babies than ever before, even during the baby boom, and is ending all by itself. So what caused the boom, why a population explosion when birth rates are falling? Will our population grow until we are living life like battery hens?
Overpopulation: starvation is the last symptom.

Overpopulation: starvation is the last symptom.

The Myth: Starvation will provide a warning of overpopulation. The Truth: In nature, we define overpopulation as when sustaining the population results in damage to the environment. Plagues are a problem were before the plague population starts to starve. Starvation will be a consequence only when overpopulation has resulted in environmental collapse that will result in a rapid population collapse. Starvation is useless as an indicator, by the time there is starvation all environmental food reserves have been consumed, and catastrophe is then unavoidable.
Optimum Population Responses: nature’s birth control.

Optimum Population Responses: nature’s birth control.

Human birth rates are falling at a rate that has some fearing population collapse, but could this a natural biological repose to threats of overpopulation, rather than any cause for alarm? This raises the question as to what controls population in other species and, why is overpopulation rare? Would all species not population controlled by predators just multiply like bacteria in petri until dish resources are all consumed, or does nature, and even potentially humans, have other mechanisms to constrain population at a more optimum level? In practice, resource constraint and predation alone as population control would for many species would result in repeated huge population swings, so logically, there must be more. Analysing population mechanisms in other species may provide some interesting insights and possible answers to at least a large part of what is happing with birth-rates that will determine whether our future is population is one of: continued growth, collapse, or stability, on a planet where population of all life is not growing.
Webpapers
Crime: A litmus test for inequality?

Crime: A litmus test for inequality?

Lead, Crime and Justice

Lead, Crime and Justice

Race, Racism and Skin Colour: what do ‘race’ and racism mean?

Race, Racism and Skin Colour: what do ‘race’ and racism mean?

Optimum population of humans: Ideally, how many people can, or should, the Earth support?

Optimum population of humans: Ideally, how many people can, or should, the Earth support?

Farming Humans & Trickle Up Economics: How the wealthy get wealthy.

Farming Humans & Trickle Up Economics: How the wealthy get wealthy.

Why wait? We should end population growth NOW!

Why wait? We should end population growth NOW!

Economic Activity: An Obsession With An Illusion Of Prosperity.

Economic Activity: An Obsession With An Illusion Of Prosperity.

The Power struggle in Australia.

The Power struggle in Australia.

Peak Child: When, and what does it mean?

Peak Child: When, and what does it mean?

Why Population growth even before the explosion?

Why Population growth even before the explosion?

Next steps for mankind don’t include the Sci-Fi dream of a new home planet.

Next steps for mankind don’t include the Sci-Fi dream of a new home planet.

Wealth & Happiness Vs Population: Farming Humans?

Wealth & Happiness Vs Population: Farming Humans?

Ukraine: Putin and China, method or madness?

Ukraine: Putin and China, method or madness?

The Population Growth Economy Ponzi schemes.

The Population Growth Economy Ponzi schemes.

WWIII?

WWIII?

Ghost cities and ghost homes: housing finance crisis?

Ghost cities and ghost homes: housing finance crisis?

Salami Tactics Battle In Ukraine: What Can Be Done To Stop Russia, and China, and Potentially, WWIII.

Salami Tactics Battle In Ukraine: What Can Be Done To Stop Russia, and China, and Potentially, WWIII.

Can Peter Dutton repair the democracy ‘loyal opposition’.

Can Peter Dutton repair the democracy ‘loyal opposition’.

The innocent child assumption: even Hitler?

The innocent child assumption: even Hitler?

the surprises hiding in life expectancy numbers.

the surprises hiding in life expectancy numbers.

The Threat Of Gatekeepers: Extortion that drives inflation and eventually a dystopia?

The Threat Of Gatekeepers: Extortion that drives inflation and eventually a dystopia?

Economic Growth: The Holy Grail, Or Another Myth?

Exploring The Roles Of Employment In Society.

Exploring The Roles Of Employment In Society.

Peak Population 2055: Really? That soon?

Robots & Job Terminations

The Irony of The Bloomberg 2020 Campaign

The Irony of The Bloomberg 2020 Campaign

The Potential Scale and Impact of population growth: 7 trillion humans?

Wealth Tax: Good Idea? Bad Idea?

Population on a Finite World: No Vacancies.

Population on a Finite World: No Vacancies.

Opportune Arguments: Confirmation Bias Weaponised.

Opportune Arguments: Confirmation Bias Weaponised.

So Long Mr. Putin, And Thanks. But Meanwhile….?

So Long Mr. Putin, And Thanks. But Meanwhile….?

Narrowcast disunity: where does it lead?

Free Will: An Essential, But Dangerous, Illusion.

Free Will: An Essential, But Dangerous, Illusion.

Obama and Xi Jinping announcement: a huge step for climate action? Or a backward step?

Politics. Left & Right: Merit = Wealth?

Trump: Conceding? Or Plotting?

The G20 outcome, a plan to make the earth a worse place?

Foreign fighters: Is it really a surprise that ISIS/ISIL can recruit from the west?

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s Australia Day Surprise: Another title for Prince Philip. Foolishness, or other motives?

Australia: Yet another prime minister?

What should we fear: The link from fear to hatred.

The Housing Price Trap: A global bubble?

Australian Budget: Ignorance or Lies?

Brexit and Trump: Common Theme?

Brexit: Litmus test, Labor vs Liberal

Syria: Why Assad did not use chemical weapons to kill Syrian citizens

Left Vs Right: Ideologies Clash And Outrage

The AUKUS FUKUS Fracas: Submarines, Really?

Lord Trumpemort And The Coup Eaters.

Peak Population: We May Never Return.

Peak Population: We May Never Return.

Economic Cost Of Peak Population: Market Crash in Japan, China, The World.

My Body My Choice: Polarization and Outrage, But Who Is Pulling The Strings?

A Crisis Of Truth: Do ‘Alternate Facts’ Represent A Threat To Humanity?

A Crisis Of Truth: Do ‘Alternate Facts’ Represent A Threat To Humanity?

Births Per Woman: Not quite what you would expect.

Births Per Woman: Not quite what you would expect.

Overpopulation solutions? See it as a ratio, not a number.

Overpopulation solutions? See it as a ratio, not a number.

Environmental Damage: The Overpopulation Indicator

Environmental Damage: The Overpopulation Indicator

Novak Djokovic Australian Open Adventure(AO 2022)  A Shakespearean Style Tragedy?

Novak Djokovic Australian Open Adventure(AO 2022) A Shakespearean Style Tragedy?

Djokovic: Rescued from PR Disaster By Australian Leader “Scotty from Marketing” Morrison!

Djokovic: Rescued from PR Disaster By Australian Leader “Scotty from Marketing” Morrison!

Jobs in the ‘ECO’ age part1: outsourced & offshored?

Industrial/Growth Age vs Information/Eco Age

The population ‘catch 22’

All Free? The Tech Industry is so dumb!

Population: Brace, the slow down has started!

Biden vs Trump: A World Changing US Election?

Biden vs Trump: A World Changing US Election?

2020: Trump ‘wins’ on election Night?

2020: Trump To Declare Victory on election Night? Violence and Intimation? (revision II)

OK, Election day over, who won and what now?

OK, Election day over, who won and what now?

Winners! but.. without the senate?

US Election: Why The Flip The Switch States?

Donald Trump: Victory Still Possible?

What if Trump isn’t lying?

US 2020 Election: Never ending story

US 2020 Election: Never ending story

System Failure: USA, Jan 6th 2021

System Failure: USA, Jan 6th 2021

Off Topic Surprise: Aslan Karatsev and how self- image can mask ability.

China Population Surprise: Peak Population in 2022.

China Population Surprise: Peak Population in 2022.

Search: What Search Results do others see, and can search hurt me?

ScoMo Ingenious EV Plan: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, leading climate action blocker, stretching the truth again?

ScoMo Ingenious EV Plan: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, leading climate action blocker, stretching the truth again?

Trump: Real Problem, No Solution

Influence Industry / Free Tech / Social Media: Index

Australia: Climate Policy Fail? Or Democracy Fail?

Paradox Resolved: Why The Population Explosion Is Ending and birth rates falling.

Paradox Resolved: Why The Population Explosion Is Ending and birth rates falling.

Coffee: How many cups a day is ok, or even beneficial?

If the earth is overpopulated, so what?

If the earth is overpopulated, so what?

How long can/should/will population growth continue?

the economic impact of population growth and immigration

Dilemma: Should Facebook own the Internet (or world)?

Lessons from Trump: For The Democrats and the World

Population Growth Change Lag: The Population Pipeline

Population Growth Change Lag: The Population Pipeline