20% = 73%June 23, 2010
The Greek mathematician and inventor Archimedes found that when a body increases in dimensions and retains its geometric similarity, its volume and weight increase much faster. This means that an increase in human heigth of 20% equals an average increase in body mass of 73% (1,2 x 1,2 x 1,2 = 1,73). But fortunately this also works the other way around. When we become 20% shorter our needs would decrease with over 51 % (0,8 x 0.8 x 0.8 = 0,512). When we achieve our projected size of 50 centimeters the average person will weigh less than 2 kilograms and needs only 2% of the resources we need today.