Thursday, November 3, 2011

Spaceship Earth 2012

Spaceship Earth welcomes aboard her 7 billionth passenger!
The closed economy of the future might similarly be called the 'spaceman' economy, in which the earth has become a single spaceship, without unlimited reservoirs of anything, either for extraction or for pollution, and in which therefore, man must find his place in a cyclical ecological system.

Spaceship Earth’s population reached 7 billion humans this week. While demographers are unsure exactly when the world's population reached the 7 billion mark, the United Nations is using Monday, October 31st to symbolically mark the day. A string of festivities are being held worldwide to welcome our 7 billionth baby!

This global milestone inspired us to present a status report on our home world’s operations…

Ship Status Report

Radius – 3963 miles
Diameter – 7926 miles
Circumference – 24900 miles

Power Source
Currently under solar power

Current Speed
504,000 miles per hour in tandem with our power source “Sol” relative to galactic center.

Current compliment
7 billion (and counting)

Capacity Maximum

*The earth currently produces 2,264 million metric tons of cereals, which is the staple food of the world. If each person consumes 2,000 calories per day, 2,264 million metric tons of cereal will support a little bit over 10 billion people.

We hope you find this status report useful…

Bon Voyage!
Post a Comment