Are we unsustainable?

I find some of the television programming concerning mega-disasters and other ways life on earth as we know it might end to be rather interesting, not because I’m overly concerned or worried that the world might end but because so many others seem to be overly concerned and worried and others are completely oblivious to the prospect.

From my perspective, it seems that our way of life is becoming unsustainable — our technology, our infrastructures, our economy, our government, our quest to dominate and consume everything. How much longer can we continue to take and take and take without giving something back? We want more and more but don’t want to be concerned about maintaining anything. Our ‘fix it when it breaks’ mentality isn’t working. The system and our way of life is already broken.

I don’t know when it will happen but one day it will all break down and mankind will be struggling to survive. I can envision, probably in the not too distant future, that cities and urban areas will become unsustainable and communities will have to be self-sufficient or perish. I see a return to small, self-sufficient agrarian communities.

For all the technology we have, we can be certain of one thing. It will all fail at some point and the more complex it is, the more ways it can fail, especially given our reluctance to provide for its maintenance.

The future appears bleak for many but for those who can successfully adapt to social, economic and technological changes, it won’t be so bad.


Author: Rick

I'm a simple man, trying to make my way in the universe.