The world population of flat panel displays appears to be growing much faster than the world population of people. Worldwide, manufacturers’ shipments of panels, from tiny ones in phones to huge ones in HDTVs, have passed 3 billion a year and will pass 5 billion a year in 2015, according to DisplaySearch, a market research company. Even with the considerable assistance of the human sexual drive, the people population is growing just 77 million a year, having accumulated just 6.65 billion, the Census Bureau estimated. In the United States, 2.4 million HDTV sets were expected to be bought in time for the Super Bowl, the Consumer Electronics Association crowed. HDTV models now make up 95 percent of LCD set sales, TV Week reported.