Here two predictions
and here is another one, this one has it at the end
I want to say I respect both of these writers and without their research I wouldn't be able to write this:
BUt here is a small critique
A lot of people predict that society will completely fall apart and everyone will disband into little tribes and farm.
There will be no government or religion and everyone will be killing everyone else.
There is a problem with this:
America had a government before there was oil, Russia ruled way more than the landmass of America before, Rome ruled Europe and north africa on foot.
There will be government
there will always be government
without government there is no trade, there are no police, there are no laws.
Humans love trade regulation, police, and laws
they love them
they will never give them up
they will create them if there are only two of them on an island with no other people on it
The geographical lines might become different, but there will still be a government, maybe not as powerful, maybe you will vote, and won't know who won for a week, but there will be a govenment.
There is stil enough coal to run trains for awhile, still enough gas if supplied to what is needed and not used on water bottles, can be used for semi trucks, and the military
Someone said that religion would not be here: religion will be here, oh, it will fucking return with a vengeance.
It will have to return,
we have forgot about religion and its function
but it has a good one
the catholic church and Islam united large expanses of lands and their people together, so they could trade and get along with each other. The function of religion is to give the people of a landscape a common identity.
Without a common religion it will be like the indians and everyone will be isolated and not communicate and get things done on a large scale.
Religion kept literacy alive, it kept the classics alive, even though the catholic church molests boys now, it helped stopped wars and pillaging in during the medieval times.
Islam connected people all the way from Morocco to Pakistan under a united title.
And that is the thing that should be emphasized
we know each other by titles
Hello I'm a catholic
hello i'm a muslim
those are important titles
it immediately identifies you as a friend
Thinking that there will be no religion and no government, is basing one's ideas off of emotions and not facts.
Mankind demands government and religion, mankind demands gods and lies, to be told what to do, to have a sense that their life means something, even if it is all made up and hocus pocus crap.
It doesn't matter what you think, or I think, or what someone who has read a lot of great books think
if you want to help people
think like them
they want lies, try to give them better lies
they want a god, give them a well functioning god
they want a government, give them a government that creates order, they don't care if they have democracy, as long as there is order and they are well fed.
thinking that there will be no government and religion are ideas that sprung out of the world of oil and cheap energy
we have to return to the ideas that led mankind before cheap energy
which were mean ugly ideas
but they got the job done at times
we have to look through history, just like we look through history to find out how people planted apple trees before fertilizer and endless trucks bringing mulch, we have to find what places in history certain ideas, created a world where people were okay and there was food.