Ptype Comparisons

Where people can be categorized by "person types" using a variable Ptype that varies from 0 to 1 (see Environment History), we can see how several of their characteristics have changed over time, and are likely to change in the future.

Each person type corresponds to an environment type (Etype). This graph shows how those environment types are changing.

In this and the following graphs, eleven person types are plotted. From bottom to top (green to black), these are:

  • Ptype = 0 (green)
  • Ptype = 0.1
  • Ptype = 0.2
  • Ptype = 0.3
  • Ptype = 0.4
  • Ptype = 0.5 (red)
  • Ptype = 0.6
  • Ptype = 0.7
  • Ptype = 0.8
  • Ptype = 0.9
  • Ptype = 1 (black)

Note that the environment types, which, combined, are the population's environment, affect each other due to their proximity.

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The happiness of people with Ptype = 1 reached the maximum possible value in 2001, while happiness continued to grow for the rest of the population, especially those with the lowest values of Ptype.

Roll over image to see how happiness might change if it could continue to increase (starting at the end of 2011), and we could reach the speed of light.









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Ecological footprint, which is proportional to per-capita consumption of resources, reached a maximum in 2001 for those with Ptype =1, corresponding to maximum happiness. As a result, growth in consumption slowed for the rest of the upper half of person types.

The growth rate previously enjoyed by the upper half was transferred to the lower half.


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Life expectancy (Lifespan) reached its maximum in 2001 for the highest Ptype and began increasing for the lowest Ptype.










For a discussion of these results, see the blog post Relative History.


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