regarding overpopulation

Sometimes we fear things, without becoming clear about what the dangers are, and what the dangers aren't. Our negativity will grasp at many straws.

Overpopulation would not be a problem for us if the Earth was not a rare, limited and ultimately fragile habitable resource — and round.

If the habitable Earth were unlimited, an expanding population would be a boon of sorts, enabling diversity, economic grows and the possibility of human happiness for all (though small governmental/linguistic units might be preferable.

And if we fucked up our environment, we could, as we have tended to do, move on to new territories.

The fact there would be more people we could never know, would not be a problem. We already live in a planet of 99.9999% strangers. We have many genetic mechanisms for living with unknowns. Indeed unknowns excite us.

Let us consider some aspects we tend to think of as parts of the problem of overpopulation: