Sometime in my life, I began to feel that the world was getting more crowded. I spent too much time working in libraries for a living. I suppose it is like working as a custodian and having a messy house. I became less likely to do research.
Now that we have the magic box, statistics are easy. Coming up with numbers is easy. Verifying suspicions is easy.
When I was born, there were 2.5 billion people on the planet. The population is about to hit 8 billion. I was justified in feeling that the world is crowded.