Age gives one perspective, if nothing else. In our overfed world combatting the fat epidemy people cannot even imagine how the world looked forty years ago. Then, people had nighmares about an overpopulated, dying world, with food riots in New York. With a Communist-like police oligarchy managing food rationing. When the government assigned you an apartment, it always came with beautiful "furniture".
It did not happen and it never may, but many still think as if this scenario is realism and imminent. But no worry, today anyone can buy delicious, nutritive Soylent Green Crackers in the supermarket, made of deep ocean plankton (pic). That is true.