Interesting, and it seems connected to Simon Index....

One question, quite surprising in todays Thanos ambiance, is if we will have problem when the demographic transition will cover the world and population will peak at 9-10Bn ?

In the situation will there be a way for the society to grow in complexity ?

Better network of knowledge (???), of exchange (connecting a French bake with an Indonesian furniture carver) ?

Is globalization extending ideas exchange ?

AI with whom to exchange ideas, challenges ?

Longer life (is life extension already extending ideas creation?)?

Are there hypotheisi ? some partial results ?

Is there a limit ?

My experience in life in domain I am interested in, is that life extension make older people younger in their mind, but more old people mean less ideas changes (one funeral at a time)... however today, strangely I see that only retired people are free to think really differently(young with a long life expectation, mean you have to be careful and prudent with your career)... Not clear.

Sorry for the many questions...

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Yeah, I think all this stuff is interesting food for thought. A few weeks ago, I had a post about how better transportation technology (https://mattsclancy.substack.com/p/planes-trains-and-automobiles) and communication technology (https://mattsclancy.substack.com/p/the-internet-and-access-to-distant) enables more distant connections between people. And I think, even if population growth stalls out, we still have a lot of scope to (1) bring more people into the knowledge economy and (2) leverage AI (someday) to substitute for some kinds of knowledge worker. Life extension is another possibility I hadn’t considered before; if one person can learn the same amount as a team of specialists, given decades to study, then maybe they can make more creative combinations.

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Extending life, when less birth.

New AI when no more new brains

Extending network effect despite no more peoples...

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A planet with less people is better! By God, it'd mean less pollution, less noise, less competition for jobs, less human waste. I mean, what planet are you living on, where more people (of average IQ) is better?!

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