The Incredible Shrinking Man

Now here’s an aspect of degrowth I haven’t seen before!

Researching the implications of downsizing the human species to better fit the earth

The Incredible Shrinking Man is a speculative design research about the consequences of downsizing the human species to 50 centimeters. It has been a long established trend for people to grow taller. As a direct result we need more energy, more food and more space. But what if we decided to turn this trend around? What if we use our knowledge to shrink mankind?

While at first glance it may sound frivolous, there are a lot of interesting and useful bits of information on metabolism, genes and other physical and biological information on this site. Like, it takes 140 litres of water to make a cup of coffee.

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