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What lies there today. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kowloon_Walled_City_Park

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must see site for KWC fanatics: http://projects.wsj.com/kwc/#chapter=life
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The fame of the KWC lives on.

WATCH: What if the world's population all lived in the same city?



If every person on the planet were crammed into a single city with the density of the Kowloon Walled City, they would occupy an area the size of the Palestinian State, which itself is only half the size of the Tokyo metro area.
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Wiki holds that the Ringworld (awesome concept & awesome books btw) has 3 million times the surface area of Earth. So... that's 76 000 000 000 000 * 10 * 3 000 000. Oh, and the Earth number is for just the land area, so divide that result by 0.292. Which gives us a Ringworld Ecumenopolis population of...
7 808 219 178 082 191 780 822. Call it 7.8 sextillion people. Which means 7.8 septillion cockroaches
Continuing on from this old post of mine:
Niven ringworlds aren't the biggest things imagined. Le'ts try it for a Dyson Shell! Radius of 1 AU, covered on both the inside and outside with non-stop city at a density like that of the KWC we get a total population of about....
7 028 000 000 000 000 000 000 000
Imagine the economic, artistic, scientific output of a city like that.
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pretty impressive, especially since there are 10^80 particles in the known universe.
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This article has already been posted here, no?

http://sometimes-interesting.com/201...n-walled-city/
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