Now, here’s the fallacy in their thinking: there really is no overpopulation problem. I heard this stated some years ago -- I didn’t quite believe it, so I checked -- but it’s absolutely true. The entire 6.5 billion human population could actually live comfortably enough in the state of Texas.
KC: [laughs] Really?
JM: Really. So, it’s not a overpopulation problem, it’s a population concentration problem. You have most of the world is jammed into these huge metropolitan areas, big mega-cities, okay?
JM: There are other ways of doing things, okay? I could picture a world where you and Bill could live out in a beautiful countryside, a rural setting, okay? Got your little lake there, and you’ve got an orchard, and you’ve got a garden, and you’re just doing great. And when it’s time to go shopping, then you get on your bicycle or your little electric cart and you go down to the little station and you hop a high-speed electric line -- zoom! -- that would take you to a shopping centre area, like a huge mall. And you go through there and you do your shopping, okay, and then you zoom back home and get on your bicycle, pedal back to your little place.
And you have your own little energy collector generator, alright? You’re self-sufficient energy-wise. And you say: Yeah, but what do I do for work? Well it would be whatever you wanted to do.
We’re in an awkward situation now because we’ve all been brought up on this Christian work ethic that says everybody’s got to work. Okay? Well that’s a product of older times when truly everybody had to work just to survive. In fact, that’s why you had to have lots of kids, because you had to have somebody work the fields, so you could produce produce, so you’d have food to eat. But today with technology, you know, just a few mega-farms can raise enough food for everybody. The technology’s there. We could all be living like kings if we demanded it, and if we wanted it, and if we could convince these would-be rulers of the world that we all deserve to have a fair shake at life.