The Great Pause Week 60: Demographic Time Bombs

Albert Bates
May 9 · 9 min read

Worrying about the economy keeps techno-cornucopians and unicorns up at night. Us back-to-the-landers, not so much.

Oiled collage after images by Adnan Abidi / Reuters

Sitting barefoot beside the Indian River on Earth Day 2021, Tesla and Space X founder Elon Musk told Singularity University and X-Prize founder Peter Diamandis that the population problem will become a crisis by mid-century. I was expecting to hear him say…