#### Topic: Tackling the Overpopulation

First, a simple calculation:

There are **480** floatbeds available for the Middle Cluster's mature colonists' resustenance.

Every colonist requires **3** hours of floatbed sleep each day to facilitate vital functions.

Thus the current floatbeds can sustain **24/3 * 480 = 3840** colonists.

The current population of the Tower is **213** colonists.

There is a new patch of **5** colonists every **3,7** standard days arriving to Floatbed Chamber Alpha (excluding the faulty floatbed column 6).

Thus, the milestone of **3840** colonists will be reached in **(3840 - 213) / 5 * 3,7 = 2680** days.

The mortality of colonists will extends this time limit somewhat further, but it should be clear that there's going to be a serious problem in approximately **7** years of time.

Action must be taken to stop our dependency on those 480 floatbeds. Thus I call for discussion on how to accomplish this. We at The Initiative have come up with two classes of solutions: either reactivate our natural digestion and sustenance processes or build floatbeds of our own.

I stress the importance and urgency of this task. Seven years might feel like a long time now, but neither of these solutions is trivial.

Yours truly,

Mohale - The Initiative

((time stamp of this message is three years ago))