Something To Think About…

According to my Uncle John’s Unstoppable Bathroom Reader Calendar, if you could shrink the world’s population to just 100 people, AND keep the current ratios as they are, there would be-

 -51 women and 49 men

-58 Asians, 13 Europeans, 15 from the Americas, and 14 Africans

-50% of the wealth in the hands of 6 people, all from the United States

-50 malnourished people

-80 people living in substandard housing

-70 illiterate people

-1 person with a college education

-No one who owned a computer

As I said, just something to think about.

5 Responses to “Something To Think About…”

  1. steve Says:

    You could just worry about the things you can control.

  2. rube cretin Says:

    Ken..very interesting. and when we realize there are about 7 billion humans it is scary indeed. especially when you think about the fact that some have estimated we have far exceeded the carrying capacity of the earth for humans by many times. this was made possible by exploiting the solar energy reserves from millions of years in the form of hydrocarbons, which are running out.

    cheers

  3. Rafe Says:

    yes and destroy the human population, there wouldn’t be enough genetic diversity in a sample of 100 to avoid inbreeding depression and eventual sterility.

  4. tklohman Says:

    I picked this up (with attribution) about 15 years ago and have been moving it from computer to computer ever since:

    A Village of 100

    “If we could, at this time, shrink the Earth’s population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look like this:

    The village would be made up of,

    57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 from the Western Hemisphere
    (both North and South) and 8 Africans.

    70 would be non-white; 30 white.

    70 would be non-Christian; 30 Christian.

    6 people would control 50% of the entire wealth, and all 6 of them would be from the United States.

    70 would be unable to read.

    50 would suffer from malnutrition.

    80 would live in substandard housing.

    Only 1 would have a college education.

    “When one considers our world from such an incredibly compressed perspective, the need for both tolerance and understanding becomes glaringly apparent.”

    John Muffo

  5. Lisa Says:

    Thank God none of those people would be you, huh Ken?

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