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Is Civilization on the Brink of Collapse?

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At its height, the Roman Empire was home to about 30 % of the world’s population, and in many ways the pinnacle of human advancement. Rome became the first city in history to reach one million inhabitants and was a center of technological, legal, and economic progress. An empire impossible to topple, stable and rich and powerful.
Until it wasn’t anymore. First slowly then suddenly, the most powerful civilization on earth collapsed. If this is how it has been over the ages, what about us today? Will we lose our industrial technology, and with that our greatest achievements, from one dollar pizza to smartphones or laser eye surgery? Will all this go away too?

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Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
What We Owe The Future is available now - you can get it wherever you get your (audio)books or here: www.amazon.com/What-Owe-Future-William-MacAskill/dp/1541618629 This video was sponsored by the author, Will MacAskill. Thanks a lot for the support.
Ren
Ren 24 dias atrás
The biggest problem I see with society is that the people who want to be in control shouldn't be, but they are. And the people who shouldn't have a voice, because they have no knowledge base are asked to vote on topics that should be basic human rights. And the people that should be in charge, because of common sense, compassion, and moral fiber would never consider a career in law, let alone politics. Your system has been amended to benefit the greedy, and now is meta, a self propagating sickness, where most of the populations goal is social status and fortune above all else... western culture is becoming similar to Gene Roddenberry's imperial Romulus, with a national no snitches policy where whistle blowers(what we need) are considered enemies of the state... or like Hitler's Germany where all of the people believed they were the greatest country, while the government carried out atrocities in the name of patriotism, and the greater good. I can tell you exactly how to fix it, but none will listen. Get rid of the socioeconomic system all together, make all necessities free; housing, food, medical, dental, and education. Get rid of all businesses that don't benefit society, and change the goal from greed, to global wellbeing.
Floatacious
Floatacious 25 dias atrás
Why should Altruism be the standard for morality when it says that what is good is self sacrifice, how can one sacrifice themselves and live a good life. It is counter intuitive as you said because it is wrong.
HGChaosNL
HGChaosNL 25 dias atrás
Yeah very optimistic...... The only thing ALL of humanity has to do is thread the needle wiuth both hands tied behind our backs while blindfolded..... That's what needs to happen. The perfect storm of perfectness... And with each passing day this challenge becomes even harder. Earth will be Humanity's tomb.
Sception
Sception Mês atrás
if the question is "is civilization about to collapse?" then an answer of "don't worry, humanity will probably survive to rebuild over the following centuries" is maybe not the most reassuring answer.
PrismZet
PrismZet Dia atrás
"Is this bus you're on going to crash over the cliff? Yes, probably. But the next bus might make it, don't worry it's coming along in about 1000 years."
Ompal
Ompal 4 dias atrás
@Ola Ke Ace? :v Omptistic Not realistic
billithon the third
billithon the third 8 dias atrás
Natural selection
RecklessCocytus
RecklessCocytus 8 dias atrás
@Andrés De la Oliva Guzmán lol ok
meltdown537
meltdown537 Mês atrás
Great video! At around 7:00, you discussed food production. It's my understanding that a vast majority of the high yield crops worldwide are genetically altered to not be able to reproduce so that companies like Monsanto can insure that every year farmers need to buy more seeds from them. I'm sure that is not always the case and maybe I'm incorrect. But if I am correct, that would make survival much more challenging.
meltdown537
meltdown537 Dia atrás
@Vantor a very sad truth
Vantor
Vantor Dia atrás
@meltdown537 Small scale farmers would have break if industrial food productions does not exist anymore? Why would this contribute to their happieness or free time in any case? I imagine it as quite challenging to feed everyone with such limited tools for scaling. Many would die.
David Eldred. Camping Wilder
@James White sorry to disagree, but it takes much MUCH more energy to produce and maintain animals, not to mentions the gasses that BEEF cattle make...
BronzeJourney
BronzeJourney 13 dias atrás
@meltdown537 I didnt post a link to avoid scaring you off, the name is "This is why we cant have nice things".
meltdown537
meltdown537 13 dias atrás
@BronzeJourney sounds like a cool video. Do you have a link or know what the video is called?
- Neo -
- Neo - Mês atrás
"We have all the tools, all we need to do is to use them" if only the people with the money and power over industry were altruistic enough to help along, then we could solve so many problems right now. But then again, these people didn't get into these positions of power because they ever intended to be altruistic, they ended up there by stepping on and sacrificing other people and the environment. I just hope that all the little people in the world can collectively manage to make a change before it is too late, because the rich and powerful sure as hell won't.
Alex Hernandez
Alex Hernandez 16 dias atrás
@hippy 100 :)
jimmyglea
jimmyglea 19 dias atrás
@Anthony DeFabees …Bet…I’m 48. Word?
Anthony DeFabees
Anthony DeFabees 19 dias atrás
@jimmyglea Hahahahah. Haven't heard someone say boned in at least 30 years. I love it, such a great phrase. You must be at LEAST 40
jimmyglea
jimmyglea 19 dias atrás
Even if humanity figured out how to live in utopian love where there were no “rich” or “poor” and we all held hands and shared milkshakes…we’re a big ass space rock or volcanic eruption or solar flare or flu bug away from Reset. The “little people” are just as boned as the “rich and powerful”, no matter what changes are made.
Ashwynn Newkirk
Ashwynn Newkirk Mês atrás
"We could still use modern agricultural products..." Unfortunately, most plant's like Maize etc. are genetically modified to be sterile. This way companies producing the seed can keep their business. You can't take the corncob from your local supermarket, plant the seeds and grow your own. If you want to plant corn, you have to buy seeds from the seed producers for every planting. Getting a traditional re-plantable seeds is difficult, and they are severely inferior to the sterilized, highly modified versions. And when it comes to agriculture - working in there doesn't mean understanding or knowing anything. Just like with everything, division of labor hit agriculture as well. You have planners and consultants on what crops to plant where and in which quantities, you have waterworks specialists etc. The moment our civilization would collapse very few people would know how to produce food, and even fewer would have something to plant. Most "key" produce would disappear. Forget about wheat or corn. That is gone.
Vantor
Vantor Dia atrás
Do you have actually knowledge about the topic or just heard this story somewhere and repeat it?
ccityplanner12 :
ccityplanner12 : 14 dias atrás
A good third of the food products you find in an average European supermarket specifically say on them "free of genetically modified ingredients".
E M
E M 23 dias atrás
You think people are so stupid they can’t work around this? Traditional farming still exists, particularly in third world countries, and while corporate farms are certainly a large producer, family owned farms still make up the majority of production. Your perspective frustrates me because it relies too heavily on everyone just sitting on their asses and going “boo-hoo, we can’t grow corn, let’s just sit around and starve”, instead of trying to mitigate the issue. Even if we couldn’t grow corn, or wheat, rice is still entirely viable, or potatoes, or anyone other number of sources of carbohydrate, or we could redomesticate wild plants for use. If your point is things would be hard, and we wouldn’t have enough productivity to support our current population, no doubt that’s true, but I think that’s a given if civilisation collapses.
Capastian Luna
Capastian Luna Mês atrás
Well, that's why we have hybrids and plant cuts, yes seeds can be infertile, however you can easily undo the process by making more plants grow using cuttings, hence always a way around the infertile seed problem. Seeds are only infertile due to removing the pollenisation processes since that requires insects, when pesticide is used then it too makes the seeds infertile, it's not to just make a profit, it's to also prevent loss in harvests that can bankrupt farmers :(
Human Bean
Human Bean Mês atrás
One thing we should really get rid of is the "just in time" distribution chains in industry, and overly complicated assemby processes (even if those are a bit cheaper). These make supply lines more vulnerable than necessary and also take a higher toll on the environment. We should also rebalance our degree of international production vs more local self-sufficiency (for products that fulfill basic needs and are easy to produce locally)
Giulio Z
Giulio Z 19 dias atrás
That’s happening slowly since 2020.
rued siuu
rued siuu 27 dias atrás
lack of drive to do even simple changes to help others can doom us all. And that’s just the US.
Citric Thoughts
Citric Thoughts Mês atrás
"We just need to actually do it." If history has proven anything it's that societies never prepare for problems until they're already collapsing from them. EDIT: Since this got so much of a response I'll add to this - society goes through cycles. The people that solve the problems are the ones that had to live with the collapse and have no choice. Sadly we're seeing the death of a golden age as the system we're in can no longer adapt to the problems we face. I like Kurzgesagt's optimism, but systems either work or they don't. Every system works until it breaks because it cannot change and ours is no different. I hope I'm wrong but if we match the pattern of history I will not be.
David Eldred. Camping Wilder
Actually, there's a society in Japan that (Against opposition) their governor decided to build a massive dam in their valley. He did this around 30 years ago. Anyway, along came the tsunami, and the society was indeed saved. Many countries do in fact prepare for predictable events in the future. These tend to have left leaning ideologies and long term benefits. It's the right leaning parties that tend to çonserve' societie(s) for short term benefits. Only this week. Griff Reese Mogg (Conservative UK) has lifted the BAN ON FRACKING...
What Do I Call Myself Who Am I and What Am I doing
i reckon they usually break because they do change in a very negative way, but you see the negative way they change into as positive instead of negative.
Painpoke!
Painpoke! Mês atrás
@Lissy Flur eventually. It depends on what we do. We could be spread through the solar system until the sun explodes. We could die in a couple of years from global warming or war. We could start going to new planets but find disease and die out. There are many things but yes everything dies and new things come and take over
Estuans
Estuans Mês atrás
Something like 70% of all land animals have been annihilated by us. About the same for our little insects, 80% fish overfished. Sand used for concrete running low as well as oil most likely peaking around 2008 or as per shell 2018. We're fucked bro. And thats just a few of the shit things going on.
Japanse_ Samurai
Japanse_ Samurai Mês atrás
True, no one really changes things until it's too late
Gunner^
Gunner^ 25 dias atrás
Admittedly, watching this made me enjoy my evening meal even more, like it might be the last bit of decadence I ever experience...And I realise how incredibly lucky I am to even be in this position. Watching a video like this while lazing about on holiday. I like to think that I do what I can to help civilisation remain sustainable but oh boy do we have a hell of a task ahead of us. Considering what we've been through so far though, I believe in humanity to survive one way or another!
Killy
Killy 11 dias atrás
It might be last so yeah
Andrés Valverde
Andrés Valverde 23 dias atrás
I don't like rhetoric like this, although this sounds sweet and so on. You're not lucky because, unless you're literally a hobo or dependant on welfare you contribute to this system which feeds you. You're still giving to the system, probably even more than you think.
klio msuo
klio msuo 23 dias atrás
appreciate these videos and the message they try and give us but damn I hate that our potential futures look so grim now.
kim mogensen
kim mogensen 28 dias atrás
The one about saving a lot of readily available coal for an emergency is a really good idea.
CloudierCloud
CloudierCloud Mês atrás
I've been reading ancient history lately and it's amazing how much of a blink of an eye our civilization actually is. My friend and I talk about loads of subjects and literally your entire video was our conversation word for word. I loved it
Great Umang
Great Umang 20 horas atrás
Did...you see that? DID YOU SEE THAT NEAR THE SATELITE IN 02:27?!
Nikhil Singh
Nikhil Singh Mês atrás
Thank you Kurzgesagt for providing this free education. After watching your ideas for 2 weeks I have transformed from hating science to loving it! Much love❤️
Lemon
Lemon Mês atrás
as always I absolutely loved this video, but just personally I feel like it more answered “can civilization recover from a collapse” than “how likely is it for civilization to collapse?” Cuz honestly im worried more about the latter
NoodleMan
NoodleMan 20 dias atrás
they have given the answer in the first part.After plagues,wars,natural disasters and more the global civilization didnt collapse and likely wont collapse.Countries or even continents may collapse but global civilization wont
Anton Novoseltsev
Anton Novoseltsev Mês atrás
Well, if you fail to be human as you were before, the likelihood may increase, which is not a rule too, but saying that collapse is a rule is not logical
channel name
channel name Mês atrás
@E.L. Wagner I didn't say global civilization Initially he was talking about the collapse of empires --- When the ussr collapsed its not as if all the different parts were plunged into disrepair They just continued as independent countries
E.L. Wagner
E.L. Wagner Mês atrás
@channel name I got that it would most definitely affect us all. If global civilization collapsed, most of us would starve, die of disease, or have our standard of living and potential lifespans reduced to a level that it almost incomprehensible. But long term, humanity is likely to survive and rebuild. That might offer a kernel of comfort, that we won't be the end of everything, but it would still be horrific for citizens, even those who survived, to experience a societal collapse.
Kimo Turz
Kimo Turz 7 horas atrás
I appreciate the analysis of how to prepare for collapse, while the narrative you're presenting is a little defeatist. It transports an "it's already too late" attitude, while it's at least not obvious that we couldn't prevent collapse. On the other hand, it's the colossal task to find solutions and they are either not there or very hard to find. A little bit encouragement and at least the mentioning that it might be valuable to work on solutions to prevent collapse seems adequate!
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“Humanity is like a teenager, speeding around drunk corners, blind without a seatbelt.” What an outstanding way to describe the rapid growth of humankind.
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“Humanity is like a teenager, speeding around drunk corners, blind without a seatbelt.” What an outstanding way to describe the rapid growth of humankind.
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“Humanity is like a teenager, speeding around drunk corners, blind without a seatbelt.” What an outstanding way to describe the rapid growth of humankind.
Daniel L
Daniel L Mês atrás
The past couple of years has really given me this sense that the world is more unstable than just a few years ago. Maybe we aren't facing extinction, but it does feel like there is a real chance of civilization stumbling. I hope that is just a worst case scenario. But I can't help but feel a tension, a sense of fear.
Mace Thorns
Mace Thorns 26 dias atrás
Vote out the RINOs and the Democrats.
Aaron Wylie
Aaron Wylie Mês atrás
@Mike Magic in the long run, yes. But not in the short run. WWI and WWII along with the evil ideologies of communism and fascism were very much regression. But humanity persisted either way and came out better
Emperor Emyhr IV
Emperor Emyhr IV Mês atrás
@Aaron Wylie True . You can feel that western hegemony is slowly fading away these days .
VioletVixen
VioletVixen Mês atrás
@Leo Lex In the most grim sense of things, is that so bad? If it comes down to the worst, I'd prefer to be surrounded with a population that has, at least somewhat, been prepared and isn't going to break into /complete/ panic.
Victoria 💋𝔽**СК МЕ - СНЕℂ𝕂 𝕄𝕐 Рℝ𝟘𝔽𝕀𝕃Е💛
“Humanity is like a teenager, speeding around drunk corners, blind without a seatbelt.” What an outstanding way to describe the rapid growth of humankind.
Eliana 🔥𝐆𝐨 𝐓𝐨 𝐌𝐲 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐥 [𝐋!𝐯𝐞]
“Humanity is like a teenager, speeding around drunk corners, blind without a seatbelt.” What an outstanding way to describe the rapid growth of humankind.
K8ng Kinv
K8ng Kinv Mês atrás
Amazing video really helpful in providing a reality check of possibilities and provide the need for preparation. Please can you guys help us by researching and making a video on little details on the steps to how to recover from the collapse I am always thankful for the amazing research that you guys do and the topics you guys talk about Thank you
FireGod1028
FireGod1028 29 dias atrás
The answer I got from this is: depending on circumstances we might have a civilization crash, but that doesn't mean that all life and technology would be lost. We would continue to thrive and make technological advances that would further generations of human life.
KoeSeer
KoeSeer 14 horas atrás
i doubt when our modern society collapsed, we could bounce back to even steam era. it took 400 years for empires to bounced back after Bronze Age collapse and went into iron and steel age. It took 1000 years for Europe to reached renaissance after Rome collapse. how long do you think it would take for society to bounced back if in 2030 global civilization collapse?
Angus Yang
Angus Yang Mês atrás
Interesting that you guys didn't mention the Bronze Age Collapse, which is often the event that many people point to as the defining societal collapse. However, even the Bronze Age Collapse didn't entirely erase civilization, as major civilizations like Assyria, Egypt, and Babylonia were able to weather the storm and survive into classical times. I think the collapse of the Roman Empire was simplified here, because while the empire in Italy itself fell, the eastern half of the empire survived, all the way until 1453, and Italy, Spain, France, England, and North Africa were taken over by new kingdoms of Ostrogoths, Visigoths, Franks, Anglo-Saxons, and Vandals rather than falling into total societal collapse. In fact, Italy in particular would see a resurgence under king Theodoric the Great. If anything, it was the Byzantines' invasion and reconquest of Italy that actually caused the bigger societal collapse than the fall of Rome itself.
Dashiell Gillingham
Dashiell Gillingham 21 dia atrás
The fifty years of the Bronze Age collapse ended the previous writing tradition, which has only happened once. In terms of societal damage, Europe took worse over the course of the World Wars, and it’s new polities rebuilt along a similar timeframe. The great empires of the so-called ‘Dark Age’ may be as poorly recorded as hunter-gatherers, but we can see from their roads and cities that they did keep right on building until writing was developed again, and from its own perspective (which is its external data storage media) ‘civilization’ re-emerged.
Eurasia Acaci .-
Eurasia Acaci .- 29 dias atrás
@Moi Pessoa The point is not that everyone will collapse but how it works and how it collapse might be a better representation of our global civilisation though larger thin proportion than the bronze age one.
Eurasia Acaci .-
Eurasia Acaci .- 29 dias atrás
@JX Mai like they are many Chinese empire come and go but the civilisation still remains.
Aggelikos 88
Aggelikos 88 Mês atrás
@P C yeah undermine more
JasonOfArgo
JasonOfArgo 3 dias atrás
I'm happy to learn that a mere four centuries after our horrible deaths from civilizational collapse, humanity might finally find life slightly more tolerable again before the cycle begins anew. Thank you Kurzgesagt!
ARocketScientist
ARocketScientist Mês atrás
I love the optimism and encouragement that this video radiates. As a dad I really do hope that my daughters will live a thriving and thrilling, long life full of wonders of technology and social advancements. But then I look at the politicians, the alleged representatives of the people, and I see nothing but selfish imbeciles on puppet strings - but I cannot see the puppeteer. This is highly discouraging with regards to the future, even though I have to admit that I personally - apart from anonymously complaining on the internet - do not do much more than that. I complain but I don't actively resist because I'd rather live a comfortable life in a wealthy country than swim against the stream I hereby complain about. So what does this make me if not a selfish imbecile...
Killy
Killy 11 dias atrás
@Pedro Lion not for long west is collapsing same for usa. Winter is coming Slava russka.
Dashiell Gillingham
Dashiell Gillingham 21 dia atrás
That kind of self-reflection is what I call the seeds of wisdom.
Pedro Lion
Pedro Lion 25 dias atrás
And never forgets someone pays the price of your comfort. Be it through currency devaluation of foreign nations, plain slavery in the interlocking chain of industry, or the commodities speculation that happens inside major european or north-american finance institutions which is basically a "postmodern" way of colonialism. You know, my ancestors are europeans, all of them. And I couldn't be more ashamed of them and the history it's ancestry represents. Specially since it's still deeply affecting the world to this day. In order to some european or north-american Joe have his comforts, *a "third-world" person has to lose it's basic rights*
Pedro Lion
Pedro Lion 25 dias atrás
The puppeter are the megabanks such as J.P Morgan which in turn represents the interests of the wealthiest families. It's history. I recommend you read some William Engdahl.
Laurah Mwirichia
Laurah Mwirichia 29 dias atrás
I love this channel. But to say that the Black Death is the last time we saw a pandemic decimate a civilization is, I suppose, accurate, if we decide to never think about Smallpox and the Americas.
Kiwi TD
Kiwi TD 18 dias atrás
I suppose it has to be very big to decimate a civilization.
Dashiell Gillingham
Dashiell Gillingham 21 dia atrás
That cannot happen a second time.
Shysterling28
Shysterling28 Mês atrás
It's genuinely reassuring to know that, once my loved ones and I are killed in the climate holocaust, the statistically wealthy remnants of humanity might still have coal.
Freezer
Freezer 9 dias atrás
@Siked you're right we were all parts in creating the neoliberal economic system that proclaims welfare and social status to people by consuming more and more, we have to change the narrative... no more wealth creation by exploiting natural resources... a society focused on materialism is not implied by nature.. there is more to life than consuming and wasting resources, we could grow into diversity by working and consuming less and add additional welfare measures to our minds such as family time, being creative, doing sports, or just doing nothing and enjoy existence itself... but you're wrong it is not unlikely to happen.. current civilization is wasting way too much resources and its not just about emitting carbon.. many complex ecosystems are about to collapse due to human activities.
Travis Jones
Travis Jones 20 dias atrás
@John Winchester That Afghan is going to have four kids by age 30, whereas the college kid will have a cat and maybe one kid by age 40
Daniel
Daniel Mês atrás
It's harrowing how we've gone from "hey, humanity is doing all kinds of things to help secure our future, its not all bad!" to "hey, not all of us will die, we're like cockroaches!" I appreciate these videos and the message they try and give us but damn I hate that our potential futures look so grim now.
Ultimate Douchebag
Ultimate Douchebag 11 dias atrás
money and power always fuck things up
So green
So green 19 dias atrás
Well, at least there's something optimistic about the death of billions (I'm not included)
Will G
Will G Mês atrás
We will be fine, videos and books like these are likely not going to predict what happens anywhere close to how it will play out.
Darklex
Darklex Mês atrás
@Caleb Salstrom i could see a dog, but in reality it's a cat, i could see a firearm but in reality it's a toy.
n16r4
n16r4 22 dias atrás
I feel like the video completely ignores the question it asked. When talking about civilization collapse it seems much more important to look at "motivations" to end humanity rather than our ability to do so. Cause technically we could all just commit suicide and end civilization at any point in history. The video should tackle our progress on climate change, wealth inequality, how well we are keeping international tensions down, how well we are uplifting people from poverty etc. Though I imagine that'd be a too depressing video and also a bit uncomfortable for many who can not divorce their identity from the actions of their home country.
xio kousa
xio kousa 19 dias atrás
The one about saving a lot of readily available coal for an emergency is a really good idea.
NiaLipwolfyt
NiaLipwolfyt 7 dias atrás
Man can we appreciate the effort in these animations they are so good
Andro-X
Andro-X 23 dias atrás
I mean, knowing how many times our species collapsed in the past, we are already pretty lucky to be alive right now.
lucabaar1
lucabaar1 14 dias atrás
You must adore pitbulls, as well ... Poor deformed things. Betrayal & misfortune is nothing to admire. Survival is an appropriate intention for any lifeform, however.
Gabriel Jordan
Gabriel Jordan Mês atrás
As an electrician I get overwhelmed with work after a simple thunderstorm.. I couldn't imagine how stressed out I would be trying to rebuild society (assuming I live through the collapse)
Gamer Woman
Gamer Woman 29 dias atrás
You wouldbe one of the most important people
xyzzy
xyzzy Mês atrás
Same, sort of. I started doing volunteer emergency and rescue work and one bad storm serves up hundreds of call-outs. I’m deeply worried about what’s going to happen as climate change makes weather progressively more erratic and extreme.
JenShep
JenShep Mês atrás
@AnotherLinuxDude it would probably take a while for an electrician to restore power as well, and thats if the damage isnt too extensive and al lthe materials he needs are within arms reach. and while it would be annoying to be without power to say the least, its still better than a rushed job that may endanger someone.
AnotherLinuxDude
AnotherLinuxDude Mês atrás
@JenShep I agree, but if there’s no government because, let’s say Yellowstone erupted, would you rather live for a week/month without power because you don’t have access to a licensed electrician or would you rather have power as quickly as possible?
Naveed Ali
Naveed Ali 6 dias atrás
if we can find a way to resolve our conflicts, it will really help, and the plus point is that the oppressed ppl will get freedom and rights too. This is the best way to save humanity.
WEPA worldview
WEPA worldview Mês atrás
What about climate change? If there is a full scale ecological collapse, isn’t that a factor that societies before us have never have had to deal with? I feel like this video overlooked that fact.
SuperHamSniper
SuperHamSniper 24 dias atrás
I remember watching a bit of very alarming stuff, like documenteries, about the climate and such in school, which kinda messed with me and made me really worried and sad and just feel not good, it feels good to hear optimistic stuff like this though, its just good, thanks.
Segrald
Segrald 9 dias atrás
Man, this does make me think about humanity as a whole; I should not have watched this before going to sleep. But if we can pull through a disaster like this, despite the odds, that's a bit reassuring. And we get to keep our big veggies including potatoes (and french fries!!), it could be worse :v
Jaswaggon
Jaswaggon Mês atrás
“Humanity is like a teenager, speeding around drunk corners, blind without a seatbelt.” What an outstanding way to describe the rapid growth of humankind.
Apocalypse Wow!
Apocalypse Wow! 26 dias atrás
That was not what they described here, and you know that because you listened to it. They said this after talking about collapse.
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@dev stuff probably yeah
Wolfboy 109
Wolfboy 109 28 dias atrás
@Greg TQ FOR ENJOY THE RIDE, UNTIL THE NEXT TIME. -earth probably
itz bloxy ana alt acc
itz bloxy ana alt acc 28 dias atrás
@Insert Clever Name yes 1.2 billion people are indian
kingofank
kingofank Mês atrás
I realize that it doesn't play into many of the scenarios you presented, but it's interesting that you tackled a topic like this without referencing Tainters Collapse of Complex Societies.
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if the question is "is civilization about to collapse?" then an answer of "don't worry, humanity will probably survive to rebuild over the following centuries" is maybe not the most reassuring answer.
SMToon Asia
SMToon Asia 22 dias atrás
The art and animation are honestly some of the best, if not the best, I've ever seen. It looks cartoonish yet realistic, the nuclear explosions, ruined buildings, and cities are absolutely stunning. My favourite parts were 6:24, 2:20, and 1:30.
Nate Đögg
Nate Đögg 26 dias atrás
I feel like the title question was avoided and instead we were given insight into "comforting" historical trends about life after the collapse, if you and your family are the ones under the bomb then it is no longer relevant to you how many centuries it takes to build a city there again. Despite trends in past civilizational collapses, we are in the present where we are presently living in a globally unsustainable manner where we are pushing our luck and hoping for the best. I give us about 8 more years.
Fulanito De Tal
Fulanito De Tal 25 dias atrás
in 8 years… what do you believe the beginning of the collapse will look like?
Pedro Lion
Pedro Lion 25 dias atrás
Yeah, the video didn't answered it's own title, really weird.
Storyspren
Storyspren Mês atrás
I'm not worried about whether civilization can recover, I'm worried about having to recover. I'm personally not that keen on experiencing civilizational collapse, and knowing that those who make it through will rebuild doesn't really change that. The bronze age collapse is a curious bit of history to us, but to the people living through it, it might as well have been the end of the world. In relation to the bronze age collapse, I'm one of the people learning about it via unfathomable technologies 3000 years later, but in relation to whatever happens in our time, collapse or no, I'm that bronze age rando who would much rather have reliable access to food and not have to go to war.
mofn
mofn Mês atrás
@Thomas The Fascist Tank Engine i would imagine another "problem" in this is oversimplifying entire societies. you don't know why this person said that. for me, that phrase means "i'm disabled and lose my life saving treatment so i'd really rather not DIE if i don't have to" lmfao. "i'd rather not suffer" is not "i don't want to work", it's "i want to work in an environment that isn't miserable and likely tragic". sheesh
Bob Dobsin
Bob Dobsin Mês atrás
As a historically minded individual who was particularly interested in civilizational collapse from a young age, I just think of it as a privilege. Many people have lived in pacific eras. But few have lived during the birth and death of civilizations. In our lifetimes, we may soon witness a rare and incredible historical event. I personally plan on documenting and caching everything I can for future historians. It is also a moment where you can have an inordinate impact on history, if you get lucky. And luck comes to the prepared. Those romans who lived in their country villas, far from Rome, became the landed gentry of the middle ages. Homer was immortalized by coalescing the memories of the Bronze Age Collapse, carried by oral tradition through the dark ages. Death and life are inextricably intertwined. Birth is a bloody and horrifying miracle. With birth comes opportunity - opportunity that very rarely rolls around. So be ready, live your best life, be your best self. If the end comes, and our time arrives with it, we can be proud that it was Fortune who conspired against us, and no fault of our own. We are only human, after all, and the most we can do is our best. It may be unfair, but nature never was fair.
Leo Lex
Leo Lex Mês atrás
Western media start to psychologically prepare its population, speaking, "...nuclear war is ok. We will survive"
dev stuff
dev stuff Mês atrás
The world is more than America and Europe. So relax.
Caleb o
Caleb o Mês atrás
@Jay I don’t want interesting lol
duey ray
duey ray 22 dias atrás
It's genuinely reassuring to know that, once my loved ones and I are killed in the climate holocaust, the statistically wealthy remnants of humanity might still have coal.
Singingway
Singingway 24 dias atrás
I watched this video and find its premise bizarre and divorced from reality. We are supposed to celebrate the resilience of humanity to rebuild and redevelop after 80 percent or so are wiped out. And feel optimistic about that. Especially its claim that industrial agriculture can be restarted after global collapse -- counting on "high yield" crops such as corn -- do they not know about crop loss from the drought-deluge of climate change, the way plants respond to high CO2 with faster growth but LESS YIELD and LESS NUTRITION in the food? The way desertification can literally happen anywhere, since weather patterns are so disrupted. Heat can blast down like a blow drier from the sky creating deserts where there once were fertile fields. Atmospheric rivers can deliver rain bombs -- which, if they hit at specific times of the year, wipe out the crop. (This information comes from climate scientist Richard Alley as well as the careful research which went into The Unihabitable Earth book.) Oh yes, and then the vid says not to worry about the information -- the future survivors of collapse will get what they need from library books. I'm a librarian. Guess what it takes to have a library? A civilizational structure able to support it. A climate-controlled building. This video is bizarrely asserting that we should not feel too depressed because life will find a way. NO! I CARE ABOUT PASSING ON THE TREASURES OF CIVILIZATION TO THE CHILDREN OF THE FUTURE! Failure is not an option!
Luna tic
Luna tic 29 dias atrás
Every time I watch something on this channel, I either get super motivated, an existential crisis, or fear for my life lol
Vortex 7274
Vortex 7274 29 dias atrás
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Savage Antelope
Savage Antelope 15 dias atrás
8:53 Not to mention we already have an emergency “apocalypse seed bank” that stores millions of seeds for a post-collapse civilization.
DroolingLizard
DroolingLizard Mês atrás
Reminds me of Hari Seldon coming up with Psychohistory in the Foundation series by Isaac Ssimov. Not trying to prevent the collapse of civilization, but to minimize its duration and damage in order for a new civilization to arise from the ashes as soon as possible. Of course Psychohistory is pure sci-fi (for now) but it's definitely one of the most interesting ideas I've encountered in sci-fi.
Ivory
Ivory Mês atrás
I found another post here (written by someone else) that looked EXACTLY like the OP's, word by word. Coincidence? Because I find it oddly suspicious. Reminds me of those bots who write stuff with the intent of selling you on something, aka running ads. Are you a bot? Or did you copy-pasted this excerpt from somewhere/someone?
Splooshie
Splooshie Mês atrás
@The American American Sounds like they do have the next Game of Thrones. Just skipping ahead to S8
Borrowed Truths
Borrowed Truths Mês atrás
@The American American I don't know what society you're talking about when you say they "left everything in God's hands," there's never been one like that, mankind has always tried to run his own life, right up to the point to where the Most High reminds them who's in charge. As for the one you're envisioning, the one based in science, math, logic, and reason, that's the one that has always been around. Superstitious people are rare, history has proven that. Science continuously evolves, learning more about the Almighty's creation with each step, math holds the same basis, logic and reason are only supplemented when advancements in them are found, and like all you mentioned, must be altered to the current perception of them. In other words, you have offered nothing new, and pre-suppose that not only are you going to be an integral part of this supposed 'new' society you're envisioning, but will be alive to rejoice in it. You will leave nothing of any value for anyone, within a few short years all of your supposed contributions will be totally forgotten, as will your name. Eternal life is offered to you, not accepting that offer will lead to eternal damnation. That's not religious afterlife BS, that's truth, and can be proven as such.
mishkat tanisha
mishkat tanisha 18 dias atrás
I want to appreciate the massive optimism you possess. You may make a video on the topic of whether too much optimism do good or harm :3
S e p hセフ
S e p hセフ Mês atrás
I'm not worried about our species, I'm worried about our civilization as it is now and for the next few decades.
John Lock
John Lock 25 dias atrás
Question: "Is Civilization on the Brink of Collapse?" Answer: Our civilization is vulnerable but even if it does collapse it will probably recover... (there is no "yes" "no" or "maybe" conclusion)
jsquared1013
jsquared1013 Mês atrás
"Some pretty counterintuitive arguments, like that risks from new technologies such as AI and synthetic biology are at least as grave as those from climate change [...] that everyday actions like recycling or refusing to fly just aren't that big a deal compared to where you donate or what career you pursue." Those ideas are not counterintuitive at all if you actually pay attention to the issues and process them with rational thought. The only people thinking those ideas are "counterintuitive" are those who blindly follow spoon-fed narratives without engaging their brains or digging deeper than the surface.
Memphis
Memphis Mês atrás
I feel like there is alot of reasons the current civilization as we know it would have collapse. We have so many things against us at this moment, but at the same time, maybe it's just our perspective. Nowdays we receive so much information in a single day, that perhaps our situation isn't much diferent than older civilizations, we're just more aware of whats going on in the world. I don't really think our brains are used to that much information yet.
Leo Lex
Leo Lex Mês atrás
Western media start to psychologically prepare its population, speaking, "...nuclear war is ok. We will survive"
Coupledyeti Vonvanderburg
@Jul W I suppose that's one way to completely misconstrue what I said. Look at you go, burning down those straw men like a true hero. You are the savior this world really needs.
Coupledyeti Vonvanderburg
@Jul W Atmospheric CO2 levels immediately preceding the industrial revolution are estimated at the 110-130ppm range and declining. Vegetation starts to decline in health around 150ppm, and rapidly dies and decays at levels under 100ppm. The industrial revolution literally saved the world from mass vegetative collapse. Fun fact, vegetation tends to thrive with CO2 concentrations in the 1000-1500ppm range, depending on the plants. We're currently hovering a the 410-420ppm range.
shrpdrts
shrpdrts Mês atrás
@The Potchie Productions ah, and to what planet do we ship them of? Naboo?
Giuseppe Alessandro Maria Finocchiaro
Rome never "suddenly collapsed", even if we believe in 476 the Roman Empire ended, it didn't fall that year and people in the Pars Occidentis still believed to live under the Roman Empire. And they were right, at least until Justinian the Empire was reunited under the Emperor of Costantinople who governed the Pars Occidentis using the presence of civilised Goths. (Licandro, Orazio. L’occidente senza imperatori : vicende politiche e costituzionali nell’ultimo secolo dell’impero romano d’Occidente, 455-565 d.C. L’Erma di Bretschneider, 2012. and also Stein, Ernest., and Jean-Rémy. Palanque. Histoire du Bas-Empire. Hakkert, 1968)
Pedro Lion
Pedro Lion 25 dias atrás
Rome as civilization existed for nearly 2.000 years. And even if we're considering only it's western part, it lived more than 500 easily. I don't understood those numbers shown on this video. Neither the ones about Egypt or Babylonia, even less so the ones about Rome.
Bella Pilli
Bella Pilli Mês atrás
I can't say how much your channel is important, I wish every single person in the earth could see it. I LOVE YOU for all this hard work
Pedro Lion
Pedro Lion 25 dias atrás
But don't believe blindly what they say. I used to love this channel but now, after I've discovered who are some of their main sponsors I can't watch a video without questioning most of it. It doesn't mean they're doing it all wrong, but there are some parts, some words, some affirmatives that are terribly misleading.
thoa kim
thoa kim Mês atrás
ok
João Vaz
João Vaz Mês atrás
This video really surprised me negatively 😕 videos usually have so much quality. This video presented history as if it was a recipe or a step by step process. It also didn't mention longer standing civilizations from the east at all. Chinese and Indian "civilizations" for example go way back...
LosingWeightUsingSimpleMath
Wow, the animation of kurzgesagt has become so amazing, one of the best out there. Such a big difference compared to the first videos :D
FLOVV
FLOVV Mês atrás
“When we look at modern man, we have to face the fact...that modern man suffers from a kind of poverty of the spirit, which stands in glaring contrast to his scientific and technological abundance; We've learned to fly the air like birds, we've learned to swim the seas like fish, and yet we haven't learned to walk the Earth as brothers and sisters...” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
Anoyint
Anoyint 15 dias atrás
@Djcool Beat but we can love everyone
Petrol_Forever
Petrol_Forever 16 dias atrás
@Matt wHo dOn't PuT oUt tHe EfFoRt
Julian Luckee South
Julian Luckee South 17 dias atrás
@Matt if you were one of the few survivors of a global catastrophe, you'd be ousted from any new tribe pretty quickly. the further back you go in terms of civilization level, the more people have to rely on each other to get through winter, famine, despair, etc. Your individualistic attitude is a luxury of our time.
Lumina Spargo
Lumina Spargo 19 dias atrás
@Thegs nah... google trolley problem
Hirni
Hirni Mês atrás
Guys I love your optimism & overall positivity. I guess that is the reason I keep coming back to your channel.
Savanah Rhianon
Savanah Rhianon 29 dias atrás
Hey! Can you do a video on demensions? Like 2-D , 3-D and so on. I love your videos and learn a lot from them- and would love your rendition of this topic!
Jr, o Antonio
Jr, o Antonio Mês atrás
Beyond awesome video, as usual. I wonder, though, which catasthrophe generated the current 800.000.000+ hungry people world wide... and if we are gonna ever recover from that...
REXWIL TwTr
REXWIL TwTr Mês atrás
I love that this channel is in several languages, it is a great help to learn English and French.
Benoit Hudson
Benoit Hudson Mês atrás
"Without civilization, most people would not have been born" -- that's why there were so few humans before 1991. Thank Sid Meier for saving us.
Andrew Martin
Andrew Martin Mês atrás
I can only assume Sid Meier had a suppressing effect on the world's birth rate.
He
He Mês atrás
@Baptiste Brinon what about the dude that said i fucked a horse i saw his comment like four minutes ago
BgT1990
BgT1990 Mês atrás
Excellent, just fantastic 😂
tam tri
tam tri Mês atrás
ok
VroItzNate_
VroItzNate_ Mês atrás
@lordgoro i’ve only ever played the new one. 95 hours and not a single win. i spent most the time picking my civ and getting to ren era then deleting it lol
Behaving Bradly
Behaving Bradly 26 dias atrás
Interesting that this video can mention what it did at 6:11 to 6:21. If we know it's possible it would seem reasonable we would ask the question if that is happening, and yet social media banned any such discussion. Who would benefit from preventing that question being asked? 🤔
Desiree 🍆 I am Online 💋 F Uc_k me
Reminds me of Hari Seldon coming up with Psychohistory in the Foundation series by Isaac Ssimov. Not trying to prevent the collapse of civilization, but to minimize its duration and damage in order for a new civilization to arise from the ashes as soon as possible. Of course Psychohistory is pure sci-fi (for now) but it's definitely one of the most interesting ideas I've encountered in sci-fi.
Richard
Richard Mês atrás
Yeah interesting, what do you think that would like currently, human population reduction, better renewables etc. If there is to be a new civilisation I feel it will hard to get rid of national sovereignty and maybe something that we take with us into a new civilisation
Henry
Henry Mês atrás
Optimism is one thing but "millions may die but humanity will live on" is just rebranding acceptance of genocide, christ. I used to love this channel but more and more they have put out stuff like this that is just really telling. This video does not help with anything. It doesn't answer the question of "what can we do about it", and ultimately that is a pretty important question to just gloss over with some pretty horrendous implications. And of course this video was made in part with the people behind "Effective altruism". That isn't to say that doing nice things is bad, far from it. But it is by no means a way to address serious institutional and systemic issues we are facing. It is only good for addressing symptoms, and not the actual problems at hand.
CassieCat666
CassieCat666 Mês atrás
War, drought, famine, increase in goods and cost of living will be the cause of collapse. We're experiencing all of this currently. My older friends (60's&70's) even say this is the scariest time they've been alive for.
Funny Alias
Funny Alias Mês atrás
Beautifully animated as always. What I don't like is how you avoid the very question that is asked in the title of the video. Instead of looking at possible signs of a looming collapse you skip right ahead to the rebuilding phase. This is probably trying to put a hopeful, positive spin on things but it basically accepts collapse as a reality as if it has already happened. Which, sadly, makes the title seem like click bait.
Анатолий Ручка
@Leo Lex it true... And its horrible...but we people can make cange by building Creative Society, check out this project
Agustín Franco
Agustín Franco Mês atrás
@Leo Lex it must be hard to be this paranoid in life
Leo Lex
Leo Lex Mês atrás
Western media start to psychologically prepare its population, speaking, "...nuclear war is ok. We will survive"
Анатолий Ручка
Yes its click bait, buuuuuuut the answer in YES and facts why and how this will happen are in the conference GLOBAL CRISIS.WE ARE PEOPLE. WE WANT TO LIVE
Zero
Zero Mês atrás
"It's early enough to prevent it." Nope! It is most definitely not. We have crossed the event horizon some time ago. All we can do is mitigate the worst of it. If temperature rises by another 0.75 celsius, the whole of Florida, Beijing and a bunch of other places will be under water by 2050. And we haven't found a way to decrease global temperatures yet. (Although i suggest blowing up a massive volcano for a volcanic winter wenevent to reverse oceans releasing co2. But I'm not smart, so i don't know how feasible that idea is.)
Richard
Richard Mês atrás
@Zero fair comment, let’s hope things aren’t as bad as expected.
Zero
Zero Mês atrás
@Richard The sea level has risen by 8 inches in the 20th century. And 2 more inches in the last 20 years. The rate at which the Antarctic ice and glaciers around the world are melting is exponential. “By 2050, the average rise will be 4 to 8 inches along the Pacific, 10 to 14 inches along the Atlantic, and 14 to 18 inches along the Gulf.” - Google. “There are numerous heavily populated sinking cities like Mumbai, Shanghai, NYC, and Miami at risk. With a population of 10 million, Jakarta is considered by some to be “the fastest-sinking city in the world” and is projected to be “entirely underwater by 2050”.” - Also Google Now I understand that all issues should be explored deeper than a simple Google search, for me to even advocate for them. So consider my words like a book cover to an intriguing story, you and your children might have to eventually survive through.
Richard
Richard Mês atrás
I’m 36 and heard about sea level rising in the early 2000s. We will soon be at 2025 and I do have not seen any material sea levels rises having taken place yet.
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Thanks for the tutorial, cant wait to build one myself!
pyropulse
pyropulse Mês atrás
Very interesting video; keep up the great work!
Sofia Pieris
Sofia Pieris 4 dias atrás
Wow, watching them grow every week until they grew by two cups is definitely satisfying, I went with what I commented about and after the first 20 days or so I went up by one cup! I simply go'ogled the latest by Mika Klopsworth and now they’re fuller and firmer than I expected!
Rachel Keith
Rachel Keith Mês atrás
Kinda surprised that the title question was never directly answered - the question wasn't "Could civilization recover from collapse?" It was "Is civilization on the brink of collapse?" This went curiously unanswered 🤔
soldierforlife7771
soldierforlife7771 29 dias atrás
The answer is "NO". We are not on the brink of collapse.
đoan tran
đoan tran Mês atrás
ok
Clown World
Clown World Mês atrás
@CommandoBlack it’s incredible how you’re correct about the pendulum swinging yet still deny the imminent collapse of civilization. A collapse is included in the pendulum swinging back
Maallos334 Mi
Maallos334 Mi Mês atrás
@Gareth Turner … you’re partly to fault for such conversation being labeled as such. Jesus, half of those aren’t even related to what’s causing civilization to stagnant. They’re buzzwords used to protect the status quo
Sarah Don't T[A]P Me!!
"We just need to actually do it." If history has proven anything it's that societies never prepare for problems until they're already collapsing from them. EDIT: Since this got so much of a response I'll add to this - society goes through cycles. The people that solve the problems are the ones that had to live with the collapse and have no choice. Sadly we're seeing the death of a golden age as the system we're in can no longer adapt to the problems we face. I like Kurzgesagt's optimism, but systems either work or they don't. Every system works until it breaks because it cannot change and ours is no different. I hope I'm wrong but if we match the pattern of history I will not be.
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the best part about these videos is that there is always some sort of "dont be scared, here's some cool stuff" at the end so this doesnt stay on your mind as existential dread forever
General Catkaa
General Catkaa Mês atrás
4:35 The Plague arguably *sped up* the pace of human progress by decreasing the population, thus increasing the demand for labor. This in turn increased social mobility.
The Kary Odysseys
The Kary Odysseys 7 dias atrás
the idea of surviving with information from the world's libraries is very comforting. i know it's not gonna be easy (if ever, hope not), but it's a nice thought.
Freya the Wanderer
Freya the Wanderer 7 dias atrás
This is why we need to build Knowledge Arks, to preserve our culture and learning just in case of such a collapse.
Akila
Akila Mês atrás
The subject of this video is actually: "Can civilization recover after collapse?".
Анатолий Ручка
Yes but the answer is we will collapse dut to climate unless we build Creative Society
PhantomPizza77
PhantomPizza77 Mês atrás
@dark light of course civilisation will collapse, what are u talking about
dark light
dark light Mês atrás
plus he got the wrong answer. the answer is no.
Ashan
Ashan Mês atrás
The title is 'will we collapse' and video shows that 'we may recover'. That's a indirect yes to me. They can't just say 'yes it'll happen' right? That's why they don't directly give the answer.
Xarello111
Xarello111 Mês atrás
Agreed, I'm surprised that they didn't actually answer the question presented in the title. I think that this is one of the few of their videos that's left me a bit puzzled
da pwo
da pwo 17 dias atrás
I think the most important thing to find are open source projects, so we should back them up so when this happens, we just compile the source code for Linux, android, chromium, and even the blueprints for risc-5, and we will advance super fast!
Chivati-💖 𝐹**СК МЕ - СНЕ𝒞𝒦 𝑀𝒴 Р𝑅𝟢𝐹𝐼𝐿Е🔞
It is nice to know that civilization can likely recover. But I would strongly prefer that it wouldn't collapse in the first place and I think I am not alone with this idea.
Patrick
Patrick Mês atrás
We have already had a few great resets from comets/asteroids hitting and also plasma storms turning the ice age into the the flood stories.
Ren
Ren 24 dias atrás
Right, but what about the outcome of an experiment that caused all volatile materials to simultaneously combust such as; gunpowder, gasoline, and rocket fuel? Wouldn't that cause massive nuclear fallout, large shutdown of transportation, and almost completely eliminate all modern weapons technology. I mean if I wanted to exploit a global weakness, this pops up pretty quickly for me... I'll try not to give any ideas, but I'd guess I have a somewhat unique perspective. Sometimes I feel like Mortimer Smith Jr.
Gutfried Von Guttenberg
Well, the title-question "Is civilization on the brink of collapse?" wasn't really answered. Instead, we got a nice explanation of what a collapse of civilization would mean and why humanity itself would probably survive it
Анатолий Ручка
"Is civilization on the brink of collapse?" Answer is YES, if we won't build Creative Society.
Mike Archibald
Mike Archibald Mês atrás
@Josias Lourenço "Love one another, as I have loved you" - Jesus "The meek shall inherit the earth" - same guy
Gutfried Von Guttenberg
@Josias Lourenço How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads, to whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams. Bram Stoker, Dracula
Josias Lourenço
Josias Lourenço Mês atrás
Hebrews 12:14 Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. Acts 3:19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, James 2:24,26 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. John 3:16 'For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 3:17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 3:19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.
Jul W
Jul W Mês atrás
@The Crypter Kurzgesagt is just pop science. In recent years, it got worse, and more repetitive. For a quick overciew of a topic? Great. But for real insight? Not that great
darubra
darubra Mês atrás
Sadly, I think what we're seeing with the crisis in Europe - that they've adopted well-intentioned policies with the effect of making business and energy so expensive as to make industry uneconomic that they've set themselves on a path to eventual collapse through economic means rather than bombs or wars. And that's a Western problem. China, for all their issues, still prioritize competitiveness in the global industrial complex. The problem is that if Western societies become victims of their own virtue-signaling, it won't be democratic countries that rise from the ashes. It will be countries like China that step into the void with their autocratic regimes. And without Western opposition, it could be a near complete end of free society.
darubra
darubra 23 dias atrás
​@The Ephemeral Thought Well, the video is a prompt for the bottom of that slope. But the signs are there. This is from the Financial Times: “Brussels is proposing wide-ranging powers to require businesses to stockpile supplies and break delivery contracts in order to shore up supply chains in the event of a crisis such as the coronavirus pandemic. Draft legislation seen by the Financial Times would give the European Commission considerable leeway to declare an emergency, triggering a series of interventionist measures aimed at preventing product shortages in critical industries. Businesses are unhappy after being briefed on the plan, which is intended to protect the single market from supply shocks.” Reading between the lines here; it's the breakdown of their free market.
The Ephemeral Thought
The Ephemeral Thought 25 dias atrás
Talk about a slippery slope.
Marcell Vass
Marcell Vass 29 dias atrás
@darubra I mean, I dont want a complete discussion about the topic, but why politicians influenced by other states/rich people are so off the table? You see there is a constant media campaign against such theories, calling "believers" conspiracy theorists, saying that they wear tinfoil hats, or that they believe in flat earth. There are certain people that yes, do wear tinfoil hats, there are certain people that do believe in flat earth. And there are certain people who doesn't do neither of these things. Media archived such a negative view on people that try to think what if there is something else behind things, that most people simply doesn't even try to think for themselves just accept everything, because they don't want to be associated with people who believe in flat earth and wear tinfoil hats. I don't want to convince anyone to believe in anything, but people should not categorize everyone under the name "conspiracy theorist" if they don't believe everything from the media. Politicians accept money and/or power for certain things is not even a long shot.
Marcell Vass
Marcell Vass 29 dias atrás
The people making these decisions were well aware of the effect of their policies. It's simply intentional.
errante errante
errante errante 8 dias atrás
Now that I know that even if I die in a nuclear global war the economy will be able to recover I feel much more reassured.
foo mao seng
foo mao seng Mês atrás
I think the only way for our civilization to perish entirely, is when the Earth just spontaneously blew up and turned to space dust.
ᅚBlank
ᅚBlank Mês atrás
This video didn't address whether we are on the brink of collapse. It just says that if a collapse happens it'll likely be bigger than past collapses, and that it'll probably be fine and we will recover because "humans are resilient".
NMRIH is a great Source mod - blessed by Cory's lip
9:27 "humanity is like a teenager - speeding around blind corners, drunk, without a seat belt" this is one of the best Kurzgesagt quotes ever, I love how much effort this channel puts into informational videos like this and I respect it
Leo Lex
Leo Lex Mês atrás
Western media start to psychologically prepare its population, speaking, "...nuclear war is ok. We will survive" That's what this video all about
Passer By
Passer By Mês atrás
@Lolok COAT!!!!!🧥
Josias Lourenço
Josias Lourenço Mês atrás
Hebrews 12:14 Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. Acts 3:19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, James 2:24,26 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. John 3:16 'For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 3:17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 3:19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.
mac23806
mac23806 Mês atrás
I mean it's true
tallestliver
tallestliver Mês atrás
@Simpaticus if you had that information then source it. But you can’t.
Harris D. Afent.
Harris D. Afent. Mês atrás
Kurzgesagt a few weeks ago: Climate change is fixable! Kurzgesagt now: Well, even if civilization collapses, some of us will survive! Also, AI is a bigger threat.
Gulyás Patrik
Gulyás Patrik 20 dias atrás
At 7:40 the time is 14:53 The theme of the videos is the collapse of the civilization. The Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantine Empire) fell in 1453. Nice little touch!
Indra Bhushan Verma
Indian civilization is one of the oldest civilization and it is continuing from ages till now
JG Arena
JG Arena 19 dias atrás
Hey guys This is a request , You Made a great work....!!!! , Awesome Explanation , i know you have extended your channel in various versions of languages but , i need you guys to extend many more as well , like tamil , Malayalam, ....... and so on ...... I hope you take some action
Jay Bird
Jay Bird Mês atrás
I am a huge fan of this channel, I've been following it for several years now and I always enjoy the content. I always find it intellectually stimulating and more often than not, I learn something new from each video I watch. I love the fact that the information is so well researched, and then explained in easily digestible, sometimes simplified terms so that it's easy for anybody to follow along with and understand - or at least get the very basic idea of the subject. I very rarely find myself disagreeing with the information presented here, or wondering why crucial points weren't mentioned - however, in this video, somewhere around 4:05, it was stated that although civilization collapses have happened regularly in the past, none of them have had the effect of derailing global civilization. This left me wondering why the Bronze Age collapse wasn't mentioned. It was my understanding that after that collapse, humans lost many technologies previously mastered by us, such as writing, plumbing, many agricultural techniques, and some of our knowledge of mathematics and carpentry. Granted, in time we re-learned these lost arts, but it took several generations, most likely over the span of centuries. Clearly, this event did not trigger the end of human civilization - but I think it's more than fair to suggest that it did 'derail' human civilization for a short time, at the very least.
Leo Lex
Leo Lex Mês atrás
Western media start to psychologically prepare its population, speaking, "...nuclear war is ok. We will survive" That's what this video all about
Coupledyeti Vonvanderburg
@Thibaud Hope The fact your understanding of antiquity is so surface level you believe that the Greeks "forgot how to write for 300 years" is truly astounding. What next, Caesar didn't more thoroughly invade Britannia because "it was too damp and useless?"
Josias Lourenço
Josias Lourenço Mês atrás
Hebrews 12:14 Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. Acts 3:19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, James 2:24,26 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. John 3:16 'For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 3:17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 3:19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.
Arif L
Arif L Mês atrás
@George Carpelan A fcking positive outcome, if you ask me!
Jîyana min
Jîyana min Mês atrás
This is such a great channel. However, the music sounds a bit too much loud. And the voice narrating the text is not clear.
Joseph K
Joseph K Mês atrás
I don't think this video has a very meaningful conception of what "Civilization" is. I'm sure it could be argued that the Western Civilization that descended from Greco-Roman Europe has long since collapsed. The fact that buildings still stand and that technology remains as a rudimentary derivative and will continue to evolve has little to do with the Civilization upon which it was founded.
Spha Nkosi
Spha Nkosi Mês atrás
I would've loved this guy to write essays for me back in school
Drak9
Drak9 Mês atrás
if we keep doing what we are doing at the moment, our system will almost certainly collapse, it is invevitable
lucassou
lucassou Mês atrás
I have no doubt that a new sort of civilization could emerge after a collapse. But still, the problem is what happens to us before there's a new civilization that emerges. I'd like not to spent the end of my life scavaging for food because our current lifestyle is not sustainable...
skin dot com
skin dot com Mês atrás
@Kris Davis Yes. We should be focusing on improving people's well-being not because they're strong, but because they're alive. Get out of your disgusting 'survival of the fittest' mentality and realize that humans are conscious.
Nōtan
Nōtan Mês atrás
@Divine Linker Sure but we aren't talking about a choice between ourselves as individuals and civilisation. That's irrelevant to the conversation.
Dreamkid
Dreamkid Mês atrás
@Vorcan Vorcan Selfishly and irresponsibly wasting resources and creating more problems as you described. I've always wanted to be different from others who make the wrong decisions, so I don't want to be part of the problem, or be lumped in with those who deserve to experience what you mentioned you gladly would. Sorry for the lack of clarity.
Erioset
Erioset Mês atrás
​@D Morfo Use the leftovers and damaged vegetables to feed some chickens/make compost.
Meir Shomer
Meir Shomer Mês atrás
I just looked at the amount of subs this channel has and it’s insane. I somehow found this channel like 7 years ago. The first video I watched was the first Fermi paradox video when it was released. I was like 7 or 8 at the time and I’ve been watching since, I’ve always loved science and this has been one of my favorite BRvid channels for a long time.
Meir Shomer
Meir Shomer 14 dias atrás
@lucabaar1 why did u even see this channel and click on the video if u think this channel is trash
Meir Shomer
Meir Shomer 14 dias atrás
@lucabaar1 are u kidding me
lucabaar1
lucabaar1 14 dias atrás
It means nothing. Just a set of algorithms without human interaction. Whatever is on the menu for relevant propaganda just gets boosted to the top so that the human user will have to observe it. This channel is trash. That speech generated voice is no good either.
Epic
Epic Mês atrás
Rulers and their rule change, probably the most common way for a civilization or a country to collapse. I wonder if an idealist immortal ruler can rule a realm forever.
TheZombyHamster
TheZombyHamster Mês atrás
Ah, I love how they manage to harness existential dread for new merch announcements. Thanks for the intriguing video, as usual!
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