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April 09, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 139

There is an economic theory that states that you need to have that minimum 2.2% population growth to prevent your economy from becoming stagnant and backpedaling. If you don't have population growth, then you will have GDP decline, and then you won't be able to pay for the services needed to run your society and civilization. Without an increase in population it's very difficult to get economic growth rate which is sustainable, or so the theory goes. I'm not sure I buy that theory, but historically it seems to be true, still, I'm not so sure it will be in the future. Okay so, let's talk about this for second shall we?

In the future we should be able to have robots to work and we can increase the number of robots doing the productivity and work in place of humans, and therefore as long as we replace the amount of labor units a single human could do by 2.2% every two decades which is the normal time of procreation of humans, then we should be all right theoretically right? Sure, that makes sense. Many nations are focused on their GDP growth and attempting to increase their population to stay on that curve by allowing immigrants into their country, however in far too many places this has caused chaos.

Maybe what we really need to do is not have as many new humans populate the planet, but keep all the old humans that have been here a while, gained experience and wisdom healthier and living longer. Let's say you had a ninety-year-old gentleman who was living in the body of a 30-year-old because you have figured out all the medical miracles you need. You don't need to replace that individual with the next generation, and if you have a few robots, and everyone is living longer, as in hundreds of years longer, you can have a flat line GDP and everything will still run smoothly.

In fact if you keep inflation at a minimum, and avoid bubble economics, you could actually make it work. They say that it is important to study the past history, and understand the data. It also makes sense to understand economic math, and the economic realities. But who is to say those future demographic research trends are even going to be viable in the future? We don't know that, and to assume so is actually doing so in ignorance without considering the current trajectory of our technology. Therefore I would say it is unwise. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on.

Lance Winslow has launched a new provocative series of eBooks on Economic Challenges. Lance Winslow is a retired Founder of a Nationwide Franchise Chain, and now runs the Online Think Tank;

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