I was like, the 4,626,728,819th person alive on earth. According to this great infographic from the BBC. I’m actually quite amazed that like 2.5 billion people have arrived since then. The place I live now, Sri Lanka, has about 44 births per day, 15 deaths and 6 people migrate. I can expect to live to about 71.2 years old, attaining my maximum baila dancing skill after 50.
What else is interesting? Well, Sri Lanka’s birth rate is declining. If we don’t make a bumping economy this generation, we’ll be nothing but a burden on the next. “By 2050, there will be just 4.6 working-age people for every person aged 65 or above in your area – a decrease of 63% from 2000.” All in all, the world population is expected to reach 10 billion by 2083, by which point I hope to be a robot.
Anyways, check it out for yourself. Literally. See where you fit into the 7 billion.