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53 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 21 January 2009 11:04AM

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Comment author: steven 22 January 2009 09:30:00PM 0 points [-]

In view of the Dunbar thing I wonder what people here see as a eudaimonically optimal population density. 6 billion people on Mars, if you allow for like 2/3 oceans and wilderness, means a population density of 100 per square kilometer, which sounds really really high for a cookie-gatherer civilization. It means if you live in groups of 100 you can just about see the neighbors in all directions.