What will our technology mean for 7 billion people?

End this year there will be 7 billion of us. In 2045… possibly 9 billion. Do we lack space? No, we don’t. What we lack is harmony.

In this video National Geographic Magazine incites us to meditate the increase in world population, the increasing number of mega-cities (cities with more than 10 million inhabitants) and the unequal use of energy and of basic resources.

Which makes me wonder: how will the fancy technologies we discuss here facilitate living in such a world? Virtual environments, tele-presence, augmented reality, real-time interaction, social media will help us collaborate, reach out and exchange insights. It will not be a world dominated by a few media outlets broadcasting to many, but of many groups having their conversations internally and I hope, externally.

National Geographic Magazine made this video to promote their series about world population issues.

Via The Daily What

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