Wednesday, March 29, 2006

The World Is Too Small: 6.5 billion and counting

According to the U.S. Census Bureau and United Nations Population Fund, there are now more than 6.5 billion humans living on Earth. That's 6,500,000,000 people, for those of you who are impressed by zeroes.

If you're one in a million, there are 298 of you in the U.S.A. and 6,500 of you in the world.

Is it possible for any human being to be unique anymore? They say that everyone has a twin somewhere. Heck, I'll settle just for being unique in my metro area and job market, but even that's getting harder and harder. So unless you're really strange, get used to the idea that while you may be different compared with the people in your immediate vicinity, it's getting harder and harder to be special.

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