I have some very stressing news. I just read a news article that I trust very much. It reports on trends based upon hard data, and it seems absolutely reliable. The hard data calculates (with a 98% accuracy) that within 100 years, over 7 billion people will die. That’s a seven with nine zeros behind it.

Fortunately, they don’t think it will happen all at once. Some are calculating that 170 thousand per year, but multiplied by 100 does not quite add up. By my calculation, 7 billion divided by 100 is 70 million per year on average. That’s a huge discrepancy, so I suspect some agency is trying to soften the data.

If the general public was made aware of the truth, I would think that some dramatic changes would be made. 7,000,000,000,000 is a staggering sum. 70,000,000 is also unimaginable, but the hard data suggests that almost 191,000 people will die every day for the next 100 years. Every day!

Of course this is an average, some days it might be less, but some days it could be as much as 400,000. World-wide, the brunt will be on Chins and India, but the US, Russia, and Europe are not far behind. It will be a world wide pandemic, affecting everyone.

The only thing that I can remotely think as similar is when God told Moses that 625,000 Hebrews will die before going to the Promised Land. That was 99.99 percent of the entire nation that left Egypt, everyone except Joshua and Caleb. Not even Moses was saved.

I’m not 100% sure that I will survive this event. I do plan to make things as right as I can. The data is pretty bleak for anyone reading this, so I suggest that you do the same.

(Math corrected from first post, haha)

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Retired community college professor of graphic design, multimedia and photography, and chair of the fine arts and media department.
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3 Responses to Newsflash

  1. Rebecca Cuningham
    Rebecca Cuningham says:

    Hello John,
    I did a few calculations this morning. Right now there are around 7 billion people in the world. By the year 2100, there will be around 11 billion. At present the death rate is about 2%. So that is 140 million people per year at the present population. 140 million per year x 100 years is 14 billion. So I’m not sure about the 70 billion figure. Will that many people be alive during that period?

    • johndiestler – Lafayette, California – Retired community college professor of graphic design, multimedia and photography, and chair of the fine arts and media department.
      johndiestler says:

      Haha, math is such my strong suit, that’s why I became a medical researcher. NOT!
      Somehow a fat thumb got in there and seven billion became 70 billion. We would have to get very busy to get there, but maybe with all this shelter in place that could happen! Anyway, this was just a silly way to say that we all have the same future, and possibly we might want to get “right” before the future becomes now. I need to publish first to a “proofing” blog, but that takes too much thought and preparation. I did correct to math this morning but too late for the four people who read it already. Hahaha!

      • Rebecca Cuningham
        Rebecca Cuningham says:

        Whew, glad it was a typo 😉 Easy for that to happen. My biggest typos are when my posts follow a forgotten schedule and publish themselves with a title before I’ve typed any text. Happens at least once a year!

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