Apocalypse Yesterday

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Jul 19, 2017 03:25
Imagine a world like ours, with a diversified economy, important trade routes, and powerful states capable of great achievements. It's not a perfect world, though. Those states are in constant war, and nevertheless, trade is never suspended. There's poverty, but never before so many have so much. Great monuments are build, and a new class of people, bureaucrats and notaries has appeared. The world seems to be going towards constant improvements, scientifically and socially.

Could a world like this one be lost, their institutions abruptly collapse and their technological advances be relegated to oblivion in just one generation? Not only this is possible, but it happened.

This is a cautionary tale for all of us, and our current society. It happened before, we still don't understand exactly how. It could happen again.