Not quite, but every major social indicator imaginable is either flatlining or declining and unwinding, from longevity, to trust, to happiness, to wealth.
History shows us that economic collapse will essentially happen with entrenched elites seeking to maintain the status quo.
You would have to be an ostrich with your head stuck in the sand not to see that in exchange for your Freedom, Liberty, and Independence, governments are printing currency to pay their bills and support the tens of millions on public assistance.
But if you take a look around societies that are failing to anticipate their own impending collapses.
There are political classes, intellectual classes, and capitalist classes, to name a few that can conceive of the possibility that society is in a grave, profound difficulty. With the help of the Pandemic now reaching unprecedented proportions, and the continuing Climate crises all are adding up to a pending collapsing society.
Because we are all too preoccupied with merely surviving the vicious cycle as the collapse intensifies. On one hand are acting as if we are already living in scientifically-planned societies, immune to collapse on a time scale that any of us have to worry about. On the other is the idea that everyone is entitled to have what others have earned is now permeating society with the help of social media.
It is not our hard-won liberties that are being taken away it is our means to live a life in an attempt to save dying economies.
If that is not enough just look at what COP26 achieved.
As you know COP26 was an opportunity for nations from across the globe to agree on a way to limit the devastating impacts of climate change.
What we got was a deal that does not go far enough and will not limit global warming to 1.5C by the end of the century.
Because of the current Pandemic, carbon emissions will continue for the foreseeable future, combined with Methane, we are set to see more wars.
Climate change is going to result in mass migration with wars over resources with the pandemic affecting not just the cost of living but the ability to earn a living. We’re already seeing (with the most recent example in Cameroon where farmers and fishermen are killing each other for water) both ( Climate/ Pandemic ) escalating resulting in steep recessions in many countries.
Current projections suggest that the worldwide recession of COVID-19 would be the fourth deepest and most extreme since the Second World War during this time.
Surely it’s time we started to look at both the Pandemic and Climate Change through the eyes of human liberty, consensus, and laws, all are becoming more relevant day by day, which is paramount to all of us.
Today we are not immune to anybody’s problems.
A collapse of a society anywhere is a global issue, and conversely, anybody anywhere in the world now has ways of reaching us.
However, there are obvious differences between the environmental problems and pandemics in the past and the ones that we face today. The difference between today and the past is globalization.
In the past, you could get solitary collapses.
If elites wish to maintain the status quo, why don’t people…take action against those elites?
Are we able to choose what we will do with our lives?
What is the point of life if we cannot choose our own paths?
Common sense tells us that with the state of our planet, that we’re is no longer at liberty to ignore what is happening. If we really can choose, then these choices we have made must be uncaused — something that cannot be explained within the model of science that many of us rely on.
However from a purely scientific perspective, how is it possible that anything can occur without having been caused by something else?
A human act is an act that is deliberately performed by one possessed of the use of reason. Branches of psychology and many wisdom traditions, attempt to make sense of human existence and experience and to connect those experiences to the world at large.
Our current view of human mental evolution is like a jigsaw puzzle where many of the pieces have been taken out of the box.
They have not yet been put together to form a coherent picture.
One of the oldest questions in psychology, and in other fields such as philosophy, is whether humans have free will. The central puzzles about human cognition are its curious combination of flexibility and efficiency.
But is this all that defines us?
We don’t have to live with what we got.
Take, the technology behind a nuclear bomb.
It only exists because of the technology because of a cooperative hive mind: hundreds of scientists and engineers working together on an atom bomb.
This same unique intelligence and cooperation also underlie more positive advances, such as modern medicine and now the vaccines we are using to fight covid.
Still, as far as we know, we are the only creatures trying to understand where we came from. We also peer further back in time, and further into the future, than any other animal.
What other species would think to ponder the age of the universe, or how it will end?
Either we put our survival before GDP.
Continue as we are or change by putting our Health before Consumption, putting equality before greed, putting transparency before political power, and sharing our responsibility to future generations.
We don’t know exactly what led to our brains becoming the size they are today, but we seem to owe our complex reasoning abilities to notice the unexpected, which our world is now experiencing and will continue to experience with less and less critical reflection.
Critical reflection requires that the thinker examine the underlying assumptions and radically question or doubt the validity of arguments, assertions, and even facts of the case.
We are now in need of some critical thinking, not reflection to consider the results of having linked our scenario-building minds into larger networks of knowledge that have made us increasingly reliant on each other.
So what if anything will bring us together to act as one or when will we hit peak humanity becoming a singularity basically?
By peak humanity I mean we’ll have the ability to do things we can’t do alone.
If we could all work together as well as the human body can, that’s when I think we individual humans will be “cells” and we as a collective would be called an individual.
Our problem is that the majority of us are incapable of putting anything before our daily needs.
Because our rapidly expanding technology has allowed us all to become instant publishers means we can share information at the touch of a button.
This transmission of ideas and technology helps us in our quest to uncover even more about ourselves with an immense capacity for good. At the same time, we risk driving our closest relatives to extinction and destroying the only planet we have ever called home.
The technology that defines us can also destroy the world.
Because we’re simply trying to advance too much too fast.
Our cultures and mindsets cant keep up with our technology and morality, so chaos ensues.
How do you expect to survive in a world that is based on imaginary delusions of people without basic knowledge about how Earth works in terms of physics and biology.
This tells us something profound about ourselves.
Unfortunately, we don’t know all of the determinants of human behavior, and we may never understand all of these determinants—so the question of whether or not we have free will is likely to remain a philosophical quagmire.
This is why we are unable to act as one.
So we are left pretty much where we started.
Religions, Languages, Nations, and Cultures are what divide humanity today which is just another flaw as a species.
So of course, we pass on the good and the bad.
Not until we learn to pull together our unparalleled language skills, our ability to infer others’ mental states, and our instinct for cooperation, will we have something unprecedented to fight Climate Change and future pandemics.
We understand what others think based upon our knowledge of the world, but we also understand what others cannot know.
The answer lies in fundamentally changing social behavior away from the rapidly moving consuming beings that we are.
We are the only society in world history that has the ability to learn from all the experiments being carried out elsewhere in the world today, and all the experiments that have succeeded and failed in the past so at least we have the choice of what we want to do about it or do we.
Most people realize that 2020 has thrust two game-changing trends upon us that will change the world for years to come.
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