by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds
A variety of forces will disrupt or obsolete existing modes of production and the social order.
Though no one can foretell the future, it is self-evident that the status quo – dependent as it is on cheap oil and fast-expanding debt – is unsustainable. So what will trigger the collapse of the status quo, and what lies beyond when the current arrangements break down? Can we predict how-when-where with any accuracy?