Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and Google+.
The often repeated statement, “the number of people living today outnumbers everyone in history” is more than a little bit false. Current estimates put the total historic population of the Earth, dead and living, at more than 107 billion people–even if that estimate might have a large margin of error, the dead still outnumber the living by the billions.