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Known problems without readily imaginable or implementable solutions include:
Nuclear weapons: Governments in possession of nuclear weapons are unlikely to abandon them. The technology cannot be unlearned. We can only hope that the number of nuclear warheads is reduced. Artificial intelligence: Futurologists believe that AI will eventually put an end to work itself. How would we react to a world without work?
Safety protocols aimed at preventing accidental nuclear conflict and ethical standards in AI development will be useful, although rogue agents can still sow chaos.
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Looking at the rise and fall of historical civilizations, the forces that precipitate or delay a collapse can tell us about our own.
We can define collapse as a rapid and enduring l... We're not immune to collapse
Societies of the past and present are just complex systems comprising of people and technology.
Although we have better technologies, we are not immune to the threats that faced our ancestors. If anything, our technological abilities bring more challenges. Our globalized economic system may be more likely to cause a crisis to spread. A roadmap of past collapses
Although there is no conclusive explanation of why civilizations collapse, there are factors that can contribute.
Climatic change can result in disaster, resulting in crop failure, starvation, and desertification. The Akkadians, the Mayan, the Roman Empire, and many others coincided with abrupt climatic changes. Ecological collapse theory: When societies overdo the carrying capacity of their environment, e.g., excessive deforestation, water pollution, soil degradation, and the loss of biodiversity. Inequality and oligarchy: As a population increases, the supply of labor outstrips demand, workers become cheap and society top-heavy. Political violence follows. Complexity: Accumulated complexity and bureaucracy eventually leads to collapse. The returns from complexity eventually reach a point of diminishing returns, causing collapse. External shocks: War, natural disasters, famine, and plagues. The Aztec Empire was brought to its knees by Spanish invaders. Early agrarian states were passing due to deadly epidemics. Randomness: Collapse is often random and independent of age. FOLLOW 10 Mental Blocks to overcome - Big Think
Here is a great article that I have implemented in my life for quite some time now and has brought me nothing but true happiness and content. Hopefully it will do the same for you.Enjoy10 Mental Blocks to overcomeby Brian ClarkWhether you're trying to solve a tough problem, start a business, get att...
Denying Your Own Creativity That’s a self-imposed and self-limiting belief. Stop that.
Creativity is a requirement for problem-solving and we all problem-solve. Acknowledge that
you're inherently creative, Being Afraid Of Being Wrong
We hate being wrong, but mistakes often teach us the most and allow us to innovate.
Think of the pros and cons of trying something and then free yourself to do it. If it doesn't work, take what you learn, and try something else. Being Too "Serious"
The persona of
the fool allows the truth to be told, without the usual ramifications that might come with speaking against social conventions. Give yourself permission to be a fool and see things for what they really are. FOLLOW
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
Albert Einstein William F. Halsey
“All problems become smaller when you confront them instead of dodging them.”
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