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Future-proof miners

Future-proof miners

In 1980, two academics made a bet on the future of humanity. On one side was Paul Ehrlich, a biologist whose best-selling book The Population Bomb prophesied societal collapse and mass starvation by the end of the 20th century. Ehrlich reasoned that explosive human population growth would doom the species, cause a severe strain on food and resources and lead to massive spikes in commodity prices in the process.

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