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Japan’s Population to Shrink Two Thirds by 2110

31st January 2012

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Japan’s population is expected to shrink to a third of its current size over the next century, with the average woman living to over 90 within 50 years, a UK government report said on Monday.

2 Responses to “Japan’s Population to Shrink Two Thirds by 2110”

  1. Dennis Nagle Says:

    As I’ve said in the past, children in an industrialized–and automated–society are a net drain on the family resources. They are unparalleled money- and time-suckers, and people make the perfectly rational economic decision to defer having them, if they have them at all.

    On the upside, with fewer folks in the workforce, unemployment should go down. On the downside, most of the folks will be in their 50’s-70’s, and getting worn out…luckily there will be no heavy lifting involved, as automation will take care of all that.

  2. RealRick Says:

    We can even make the robots look like little waifs and have them periodically come up and ask, “More gruel?”

    ‘Course it won’t be as much fun watching Godzilla stomp through those 90 year-old Japanese women.