Thinking about what David Attenborough was quoted as saying.. that “Humanity is a plague on the Earth and needs to be controlled by limiting population growth” otherwise “Its coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so”
Have great respect for him and can understand i think where he is coming from but also think and hope that in general each generation is little more clever than the last.. or at least they learn from the previous generation’s mistakes and they will figure out – must figure out – by this time what to do.. or what is the alternative…
as far as controlling population growth, thats a tall ask as guess people in China and India might say. reminiscent of one of storylines in ‘A Fine Balance’ by Rohinton Mistry and other population limiting ideas in the past. Unless you are the oldest, you and your brothers or sisters would probably not be here. Families instead would have ‘little emperors’ much loved but with noone close of their own age to grow up with.
Sidetracking, but about technology and wisdom.. the past has produced geniuses like Leonardo Da Vinci, Einstein, Mozart, Aristotle, Plato and so many more, without the technology we have today and more reliant on themselves.. question is technology after all blunting brilliance or encouraging it?