Tech news outside the mainstream
Uncommon news and information with a technical twist and some topics that are a bit out there. Enjoy...
A solid upward trend, that unlike other trends that diminish at some point, population growth is an escalating component that will overload just about every infrastructure in every country. Sighting this article from USAToday from 3 years ago, the projected numbers indicate there will huge problems and many opportunities. Meeting these challenge is what entrepreneurship is all about, meeting these challenges with an equally qualified concern for others and the environment should be our goal and responsibility.
On Wikipedia there is a breakdown of the population growth and in digging through it I took the population from when I was ten, approximately 189 million. In 40 years we've grown to 318 million. That's a plus of 135 or a 69.8 percent increase. In 2025 we are projected to hit 345 million an increase of 24 million, so if you add that to the cities seeing the boom roughly 1.5 million to the top 12 major cities in the US. Check these maps out from TheAtlantic.
There are opportunities in every market and challenges for all of us. (Can't say for sure, but weird to think there has never been this many people alive on the planet at the same time before.)