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I thoroughly enjoyed this article... as someone who does believe in an eventual collapse I really appreciated the balanced approach while still making some fun of the fringe elements.

For the record, my belief is in a non-specific collapse based on the increasingly built-in fragility and complexity of civilization as espoused by Joseph Tainter[1] in his book "The Collapse of Complex Societies"[2].

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Tainter

[2] https://monoskop.org/images/a/ab/Tainter_Joseph_The_Collapse...

https://www.amazon.com/Collapse-Complex-Societies-Studies-Ar...




The science historian, James Burke, had a sobering walkthrough of the consequences of a large-scale failure of technology in the first episode of the first of his classic "Connections" series: "The Trigger Effect"

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xnwpsp_veetle-connections-s...

(Even more sobering is that, nearly 40 years after this series was filmed, we have a new layer of technological dependence: telecoms networks and data services. This would greatly amplify a lot of the things that Burke describes.)




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