Here’s some new thoughts (for me) about the current broad changes taking place. What if there is no error happening? I’ve heard it said many times in recovery that whatever IS is God’s will… God does not make mistakes. So, let me explain how that might be a way to look at what it coming down the pike for humanity.
Sometimes, I think that God, the Gods or Nature have made some sort of very stupid blunder in allowing us humans to so pollute the atmosphere that global warming is unleashed. It seems like there are too many people. It seems like a huge disaster in the making. All sorts of species, we are told, stand to loose out and go extinct.
I can also see economic problems on the horizon with robotics rendering our current economic systems unworkable. Historically, large scale economic dislocation has led to violence. For example, in pre-Hitler Germany, the economics got so bad that people had to take home their day’s pay in a wheel barrow and by the time they got it home, it was almost worthless. That economic disaster laid the groundwork for the holocaust in my opinion. Today, we have a so-called “proto-fascist” running for president. I think his support derives from the huge economic dislocations of the past decade. That dislocation is bound to increase.
I see antibiotic resistance developing which would allow some menacing diseases to once again kill and disable people. That seems inevitable even if we stop using antibiotics in animal feeds or for infections where they are useless. Those actions would only slow the spread of antibiotic resistance.
If there is no error; no divine errors or blunders of nature, we are on the verge of a new round of Darwinian style evolution, that will bring much “gnashing of teeth.” But some will accept the challenges ahead and adapt. The world will change but not end, the ecology will change but not end. Humans will also survive though there may come widespread droughts, famines and pestilences such that some may not make it, but many if not most, will survive and eventually we will prosper again and hopefully we will be better fit as a species.