It’s Getting Crowded

Ken AshfordRandom MusingsLeave a Comment

When I was born, I was the 3,167,000,594th person.  How do I know?  This site told me.


Even with people dying (e.g., Steve Jobs), there are now twice as many people on Earth as when I was born.  More than twice.  In fact, I was (roughly) the 3 billionth person born, and we're expecting the 7 billionth person any day now.  

Seven billion people alive on the planet.  Right now.

That's especially remarkable when you consider that there are only 76 billlion people who have ever existed in all of human history.  In other words, 10% of all people who have ever been alive, are alive NOW.

Move over.  You're in my space.