This is the point everyone seems to forget when they scream "DON'T KILL THE UNDER 120S, WHO WILL CLEAN YOUR SHIT UP!?!?!?".
It's kind of a lame argument. Anyone higher than a sub-120 can do everything that sub-120 could.
My question is, "When do we evolve?"
We've just gone through a disastrous 500+ year period of dysgenics.
The world average IQ is in the high 80s at this point...
If humanity wants to go to the next step, it's going to come from populations that ditch the fools and move on to more realistic goals.
Of course, that's not gonna happen in a society full of fools who will demand equal representation...
pardon my observation, but if you rid yourself of a huge portion of a population that likes to use up resources, wouldn't your demand of said resources drastically dwindle, and in return, the supply would only have to match the new demand, not the old?
Yes, but think of all of the dismantling of cities, useless buildings and such. Those things must be taken down sooner than later, as after 100 or so years with no maintenance your average skyscraper will crumble. That's a LOT of work. I'd prefer we use those materials or recycle them into something constructive. It'd be good to remove things like that so their collapse doesn't release potential toxins.
I still don't necessarily think we need a huge supply of people for this. The more work there is to be done, the more efficiently the "new society" will have to be. Busy hands cultivate a satisfied mind.
Compared to what we did in WWII or even the dot-com boom, that's a relatively small amount of work.
The majority of buildings aren't skyscrapers, as well.
Most of what you will lose will be apartment buildings, trailer parks, strip malls, fast food joints, etc.
What else is forgotten here?
Reducing the human population is the only way to prevent ecocide.
Slow reduction no longer applies. The disaster is unfolding before us every day.
We could simply stop foreign aid, stop all welfare and help programs, and let people die off...
But with the sub-120s around, that's a formula for revolution. Thus, you need to remove them first.
They'll even admit this to you.