Housing 100 billion humans on Earth – another take

More than a year ago, I wondered what modifications are needed on and in Earth in order for it to house 100 billion (1011) humans, without serious interference with other life forms.

X-SEED 4000: World’s tallest tower will house 1 million people falls short from being a full answer to such a question.  However, the costs and engineering complexity seem to approach those needed for construction of a space station housing this number of people.

Author: Omer Zak

I am deaf since birth. I played with big computers which eat punched cards and spew out printouts since age 12. Ever since they became available, I work and play with desktop size computers which eat keyboard keypresses and spew out display pixels. Among other things, I developed software which helped the deaf in Israel use the telephone network, by means of home computers equipped with modems. Several years later, I developed Hebrew localizations for some cellular phones, which helped the deaf in Israel utilize the cellular phone networks. I am interested in entrepreneurship, Science Fiction and making the world more accessible to people with disabilities.

2 thoughts on “Housing 100 billion humans on Earth – another take”

  1. you know peachuk, not everything man will create from now till the end of history can be counted as a terror target, it just can’t work like that…

    as for who will live there? I saw people buy real estate in the ugliest, most desolate places, you can do much worse…

  2. I can’t see this monstrosity EVER being built – it would be too much of a terrorist target for a start and who in their right mind would ever want to live in such a place ?

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