Death By Utopia

Death by Utopia is an amazing essay tethering between the boundaries of truth and fiction. It brings to light scientific research and experiments that expounds the potential horrors of urban overcrowding in the very near future. This is definitely one of scariest things I’ve read in a while, considering that I live in one of the most crowded cities in the world. Thumbs up!


In the late 20th Century, John B. Calhoun decided to make Utopia; it started with rats. In 1947 he began to watch a colony of Norway rats, over 28 months he noticed something, in that time the population could have increased to 50,000 rats, but instead it never rose above 200. Then he noticed that the colony split into smaller groups of 12 at most. He continued to study rats up until 1954. Then in 1958, he made his first lab.

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