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September 22, 2020

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Dave Gould

Definitely one possible scenario. Another, but perhaps not yet evident is that the US bifurcates or splits in some fashion. With CA the world's fifth largest economy, a new country, say the Pacific States of America including HI, CA, OR, and WA could certainly stand alone and be governed rationally and intelligently with a more uniform culture and the current US at large. Money, time, and effort saved from propping up Red States could ,begin to pay for defense, social justice, and so on.

brickbat

The world is not coming to a end. We do however have problems we need to resolve.
1. globalists' conflict of interest with nations. (where should their leagues be? with with their business or with the markets/nation that created it)
2. education
3. ethics (green is becoming the replacement of old religions, but it doesn't come with any known moral clause)
4. the verifiability of informations

These problems do have solutions. we have faced far worse in history and we'll solve this problems. No need to be doom and gloom, this is a great time to be alive. we're making a large impact to our future with what we do today more so than thought possible 20 years ago.

David Gould

Certainly the world / earth will survive quite nicely; the inhabitants are going to find it challenging beyond anything seen before. One of my favorite quotes is provided below by Joseph Tainter.

People will rarely acknowledge that an accustomed way of life is unsustainable except in the face of prolonged devastating failure.
- Joseph Tainter


My own summary thoughts on tomorrow are as follows.

We are in a perfect storm of five emerging and interacting crises: a viral pandemic; an economic collapse; accelerating climate change; an increasing socio-political divide driven by racism, inequality, and identity; and a crisis of leadership. And of course, a few more minor problems such as our deteriorating infrastructure (e.g., housing, roads, bridges, dams, airports, train stations, and railroads). And inadequate education for preparing our students to compete in a post-industrial globalized advanced technological world on one side and poverty, homelessness, and helplessness on the other.

All systems fail and our form of government(s) will be no exception. It's not about if, but when.

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