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Earth

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Buddy13 FW16.png Should we include the Hubble Telescope as a satelite? I mean, it was there, until the DOOP forces blew it up.

[Gopher]: I thought about it, but decided against it; not worth it's own page, certainly, but if you want to add it as a non-link you can.

Population[edit]

In the trivia section it says by 3000 there are 10 billion people on Earth, but in the opening, it says by 3005 there are less than a billion. I am going with one of them is entirely wrong. The first one sounds far more plausible than the other. And since the other stems from a comic, and there have been no mention of a crisis that might have killed 9 billion people (except perhaps the invasion in "A Taste of Freedom", but there they were enslaved, not killed), which would amount to 90% of the population.

This is significantly confusing and ruins the credibility of this article. If both are facts stated by the show, then we need to have a section discussing this, and labelling the comic fact as disputed canon or non-canon. --Sviptalk 15:08, 30 April 2012 (CEST)

I don't think the series has, at any time outside of the comics, told us the total human/alien/robot population of Earth. Personally, I'd rather not consider the comic as canon, although it's number can be mentioned in the trivia section. However, the robot population is a different matter. In "A Fishful of Dollars", Mom puts the robot population at 10 billion (transcript; go to 13:29); without clarification, though, that could be the robot population of the universe. In "Crimes of the Hot", Farnsworth says "a billion robot lives are about to be extinguished", which is supposed to be all the robots on Earth (transcript). We could probably include that. -- DeepSpaceHomer (talk) 19:11, 30 April 2012 (CEST)
And "A Head in the Polls" seems suggests that robots are quite an insignificant number compared to humans. Nixon won by 1 vote. Assuming all robots voted for Nixon and no humans for Nixon, then at least 1 billion is 6% of the human voter turnout. That would mean at least 15 billion humans. --Sviptalk 19:39, 30 April 2012 (CEST)