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Will we no longer be standing on Zanzibar?

Cover of "Stand on Zanzibar"
Cover of Stand on Zanzibar

I read an interesting report in the Economist about the stabilization of the world’s fertility rate at 2.1. Perhaps that means that the dystopian future we all fear where the world is suffering from overcrowding won’t happen … yet.

Or maybe, instead, the industrialization and increased wealth that has helped lead to the fall in population growth, will mean more pollution, more carbon emissions and other grave problems.

But at least, perhaps, John Brunner‘s vision in Stand on Zanzibar, won’t come true – unless it has already of course …

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