Dmitry Orlov has written a fascinating article entitled, “The Five Stages of Collapse” and has intimate knowledge of his subject as he was born and raised in the Soviet Union. Now, he’s an engineer and specializes in “thinking about and, unfortunately, predicting collapse”. He watched the Soviet Union collapse and draws comparisons between that country and the USA. As an engineer, he looks for physical explanations rather than cultural, political or economic reasons.
It’s a thought provoking article and requires a bit of a time commitment, and not a few brain cells, to read; however, it’s time well spent if it prepares one for the future.
There are three Chinese curses:
1. May you live in interesting times.
2. May you come to the attention of those in authority.
3. May you find what you are looking for.
Each generation believes they are living in “interesting times” and, as times, go, these are Quite Interesting.
Please, let me know your thoughts.