LET’S EXTRAPOLATE [ON THE BASIS THINGS AREN’T GOING TO CHANGE] ….

Letters THE AGE 1 Nov 2015

A dystopian future

It’s often said we are to become a city of 8 million, but the discussion always stops there. Let’s continue it.  Let’s extrapolate the relationship between population, house size and income and consider what we can look forward to as  we crowd  ourselves out of our own city.  Consider where we were in the 1960s and where we will be in 100 years.  One income/4 kids/4 bedrooms; 1 income/2 kids/3 bedrooms; 2 incomes/1 kid/2 bedrooms; 2 incomes/no kids/1 bedroom; 2 incomes + 1 working robot/1 dog/bed-sit; 2 pensioners + 1 robot/1 cat/just sit, no bed; 1 robot watching cats on the internet.

Tom Keel, Fitzroy