mbender wrote:I'm not a conspiracy theorist*, but I would not associate with or quote the Club of Rome. I do think that they believe depopulation, in one way or another, to be a good thing which will solve many of "humanity's" problems.
A population limit of some sort is a requirement. Even if we solve all possible technical problems, we would end up with a ball of people with the outside of the ball expanding at nearly the speed of light. Hardly Nirvana, to say the least. Cancer is inflammatory you say, but what other word would describe such a future?
If you reject that future, or agree that unlimited creation of mass-energy without making a black hole isn't possible, or desirable even if possible, then we agree that a population limit must exist.
What the population limit is, and how the population limit is enforced are clearly open questions.