In two hundred years we’ve gone from a world population of 1 billion people to 7 billion people.
We are an incredibly expansive species. There is some truth in that age old saying from that famous film, that we can indeed be likened to a parasite, a virus. Ever-spreading and ever-growing.
What will happen to us all? What will happen to the Earth? Will it fall through the fabric of space-time, piercing the sheet we so heavily lay upon?
Will the Earth’s crust collapse, in 2050, under the pressure of 9 billion pairs of feet, 18 billion feet.
If we all jumped in 2050, would 18 billion feet crack the outer shell of the Earth, like so much chocolate around a delicate soft centre…?
Let’s all jump.