## Comment Re:Going to become more common. (Score 1) 118

As we inhabit more and more of the planet, as we continue to expand and grow, up from 7billion to 8billion and more, we cover more and more territory, and therefore, we are more likely to be killed by falling debris.

Technically correct: the best kind of correct.

If I've done all the math correctly, and we assume that a single human takes up 1 m^2 of area, 8 billion humans only fill on the order of 1/100,000 of the total surface area of Earth. As the population increases, the probability of a meteorite striking a human goes from a really small number to a slightly less small number.

In other words, you're vastly overestimating how much of the surface area of Earth is inhabited by humans.