"Are we doomed because of human stupidity?"

No. We're doomed because we are building a civilization that is too complicated for us to understand. Homo Sapiens evolved to optimize for a hunter-gatherer lifestyle in Eastern Africa. We do that very well. By a series of fortunate accidents, we have culturally advanced far beyond that, and are now attempting to handle a civilization too advanced for our cognitive capacity.

Your estimate that we have but ten years left is too pessimistic. We'll patch together a collection of partial solutions to our current problems and muddle through. I give civilization to the end of this century. The end will come when we nuke ourselves, because we're so mad at each other that we can't think straight.

Master of Science, Physics, 1975. Computer Game Designer. Interactive Storytelling. www.erasmatazz.com

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