9 billion people

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.

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