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Collapse of Civilization

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“Civilization can die, because it has already died once.” - Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff

Discussion regarding the potential collapse of global civilization: a social and technological upheaval that results in a far more simplified society in terms of social order, technology, economy, and interdependencies, with an inability to rebuild within centuries or millennia.

Collapse 101

There's no tomorrow (Youtube, animated, 34:51)

The Earth-Space Battery ^[PDF]

"Overshoot" by William Catton

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