GIVEN ever increasing global production capability of every commodity from A-Z and this produced by large-scale automation and robots, how can untold billions of humans even be usefully employed?

Even assuming an adequate supply of raw materials for industrial production, where is the sale footfall to come from, especially as such an oversupply of labour must equate to minimum wages/minimum lifestyle?

It seems to me the survivor nations will be those who are prepared to control population to realistic labour force demand level.

Anyone who does not follow this policy most inevitably face mass unrest from vast numbers who are basically superfluous.

Such numbers could only be employed by scrapping automation and returning to labour intensive methods.

Present small population countries such as Scandinavia, the Baltic countries, Tasmania and New Zealand need to take tough measures in order to stabilise numbers.

G B Butler, Stockton-on-Tees.