Originally Posted by aahhsin
the thing is they aren't making the landing all in one spot. they are all doing it in different areas to space out the impact.
and besides, nothing happens when a billion people walk at the same time, what makes you think jumping 1 feet in the air would.
Exactly. That's why that large force wouldn't really matter. If you divide the force by the area of China (now forgive me, I know the population density of the country isn't evenly distributed, but bear with me) then you get only 227 N/km which is so negligible it's not even worth mentioning. That's like 23 grams of mass falling from 1 metre high per square metre of area.