The world's getting too fucking crowded. We need another plague. Or a massive volcanic eruption. Hm, but that's too random. A lot of smart useful people would die. Ooh, maybe... when everyone turns, say, 25, you have to take an IQ test and the bottom third or so are executed. That would force natural selection (force natural? screw oxymorons). Or you could just send them into the military. And no fucking amount of money you have could change it. Ooh, OR, and I've had this idea before, you need an IQ test to reproduce.
Maybe, when my iPod dies, instead of sending it to Apple for a new battery (and I didnt get the warranty so it'll cost up the ass anyway), I'll just get the newest version, if I have the money. Remember when I first got mine and said pretty soon they'll have visualizations for the music too? Well, they were one step ahead of me. And shit, it's only been like 3 months since I bought it. Think what they'll have available in 1-2 years. Yeah, look at me, sucker for the "latest thing". At least I'm not buying one of those right now. My old one's perfectly fine and I won't replace it until it's nonfunctional.