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Japan is disappearing

 
 
Lash
 
Reply Sat 29 Jul, 2017 10:53 am
Statistics show a pronounced decline in the Japanese population; age and new birth stats support a continuation of the trend.

https://www.ft.com/content/62f066cc-615c-11e7-91a7-502f7ee26895

To combat the result, Japan is manufacturing a robotic replacement for people.

https://www.google.com/amp/www.cnbc.com/amp/2017/03/09/heres-why-japan-is-obsessed-with-robots.html

Star Trek, here we come.
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Reply Sat 29 Jul, 2017 11:38 am
@Lash,
Aside from the growing elderly and care for them, other countries should follow the trend too. Over population of the planet is not going to be sustainable in the future. Mechanical or robotic care providers seem to be a good idea. I wish there would be one now for my grandma helping with baths, potty trip, cleaning , reading , turning devices on/off, etc.
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Reply Sat 29 Jul, 2017 11:39 am
Japan is not unique in that the population is contracting.

Sperm Count Dropping in Western World - Scientific American
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/sperm-count-dropping-in-western-world/
3 days ago - LONDON (Reuters) - Sperm counts in men from America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand have dropped by more than 50 percent in less ...
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Reply Sat 29 Jul, 2017 12:52 pm
I had read about declines in marriage in Japan, and we all understand the trends in aging and dying Baby Boomers, but the numbers of the decline in Japan was still surprising to me.

Extraordinarily realistic robots were featured on a news show this morning. As a child, I remember wondering if this would, indeed, come to pass during my lifetime...
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Lash
 
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Reply Sun 30 Jul, 2017 11:57 am
More disappearing humans.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/jul/29/infertility-crisis-sperm-counts-halved?CMP=fb_gu

Probably a good thing.
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