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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EBalistic Yıl önce
Ok understood
Cliffordlonghead Yıl önce
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duck 33
duck 33 Yıl önce
SMToon Asia
SMToon Asia Yıl önce
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 <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="384">6:24</a>, <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="140">2:20</a>, and <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="90">1:30</a>.
Agent Mo
Agent Mo 3 aylar önce
What are you talking about dude what is so spectacular about this. Also did you just call it realistic!
Reikkuma 3 aylar önce
@Agent Mobro?
vamp. ♡
vamp. ♡ 3 aylar önce
@Reikkuma bro got mad over nothing, kinda silly if you ask me.
Reikkuma 3 aylar önce
@vamp. ♡ Quite goofy if I say so myself
JasonOfArgo Yıl önce
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!
Baigandine L
Baigandine L 11 aylar önce
I don't think the time scales are valid any longer in terms of how long a civilization survives. It seems to be quite a bit longer.
Julie E. Hewitt
Julie E. Hewitt 11 aylar önce
You are funny!
Christian Skeleton
Christian Skeleton 11 aylar önce
Jesus loves you
bob 11 aylar önce
I mean........why can't all Countries just go back to the drawing board, reset and just write off all debt and start over. Nobody owes anything, not a penny ! See what I did there
MR2 11 aylar önce
Great video. It would have been nice to mention the Doomsday Vault in Norway, it is a DNA bank and seed bank, creating a catalog of all living beings and storing their genetic information so that in case of an apocalypse or mass extinction type scenario, we could restore extinct lifeforms and entire ecosystems. Kinda like a save file for today's living organism and for humanity too.
NYyankeeboi 11 aylar önce
Oh God why do that. Let the animals have some peace for a change.
Skeleton King
Skeleton King 9 aylar önce
That's so oddly scary for me
Faker 9 aylar önce
We are saved, it's like we have a second chance at life
DarkPlasma Gaming
DarkPlasma Gaming 9 aylar önce
@NYyankeeboi wtf is that supposed to mean 💀
Blackbird z32
Blackbird z32 9 aylar önce
You guys make me feel less alone with your awareness towards thoughts like this. It's like my own local society doesn't show effort to betterment. Makes me want to escape before the worst can come.
Nathan Irizarry
Nathan Irizarry 9 aylar önce
I wonder what exactly you’re doing for the betterment of society
Blackbird z32
Blackbird z32 9 aylar önce
@Nathan Irizarry feed the poor, give to the needy, teach basic skills, cooking, repairing, protecting. I know that seems like mission impossible for a lot of you. But it's not, people will make a parade to have an excuse rather than run to the rescue with love
Nathan Irizarry
Nathan Irizarry 9 aylar önce
@Blackbird z32 ah well good to hear, many people preach this without leading by example. Glad to see you’re actually making a difference, good on you mate!
thenovicenovelist 7 aylar önce
I know how you feel. My local society suffers from lack of access to decent healthcare, opioid pandemic, lack of affordable housing, lack of decent jobs, the majority cannot afford to pay for basic necessities even when they work full time according to the local United Way, an aging population with few young people moving back, etc. Yet, instead of taking action to fix it, most of them would rather keep things as they are and hope the rapture comes soon.
Julio Bremmer
Julio Bremmer 5 aylar önce
This Chanel promotes Nihilism.
Gunner^ Yıl önce
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!
Andrés Valverde
Andrés Valverde Yıl önce
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.
Killy Yıl önce
It might be last so yeah
Christian Skeleton
Christian Skeleton 11 aylar önce
Jesus loves you
Odysseus 9 aylar önce
​@Andrés Valverde Considering oneself as lucky isn't the same as considering oneself as useless to society. Nor does it mean that one is unworthy of that luck. It just means recognising that if one were to pick a human life at random, ending up with yours would be on the lucky end of the spectrum. As in your quality of life is above average for the world. That's all.
Odysseus 9 aylar önce
Technically it means you quality of life is above the median. But that's getting into technicities.
Ha Ma
Ha Ma 11 aylar önce
The chemistry in the group is . Everybody gets along and pulls each other up through adversity. Love this team.
Sception Yıl önce
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.
Ola Ke Ace? :v
Ola Ke Ace? :v Yıl önce
Just being realistic
Sev Yıl önce
you know things are looking bad when even Kurzgesagt is giving up on humanity
tachy two
tachy two Yıl önce
Look ok the kursgesat team are very broke after the last two videos that need vacation clickbait moeny
Goncalo Vaz Pinto
another video that doesn't answer the question that it poses...
Zackery Yıl önce
Then what exactly do you want? There's two paths you can take here. 1. Be pessimistic & constantly comment on Reddit or TRvid about how fucked we are 2. Be optimistic about the future & try to improve upon yourself & your own relationships with those around you each day Like honestly, what are you expecting? NOBODY & I mean NOBODY has any definitive idea on what the future holds. But come on now, saying NOT to be optimistic is actively sabotaging yourself & everyone around you. It's a bad mindset to have & a hard one to escape.
Zephyr Jc
Zephyr Jc 9 aylar önce
Watched your evolution`s video like almost decade ago, feeling grateful for sharing knowledges from different fields. This makes me feels alive everytime watching your videos, learning something new whenever we stuck in our daily basis or works. Comment section are also very interesting when our audiences sharing their own point of view. Keep it up!!! There are still more for us to learn ☺☺. Love from Malaysia ❤❤
Katheryne Lapitan
Katheryne Lapitan 2 aylar önce
HNBeast 8 aylar önce
In summary, while the potential for collapse exists, it's important to consider the challenges and efforts being made to address them. It's also important to remember that collapse is not inevitable and that human resilience and innovation have helped us to overcome many challenges in the past.
海盗 4 aylar önce
Civilisation will not collapse, we have dafydd!
bedrock64 Aylar önce
Disagree as the west becoming more corrupt and inflation going high and countries not using the usd. That could cause collapse.
Eric Taylor
Eric Taylor 10 aylar önce
<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="330">5:30</a> There was even a guy who was visiting Hiroshima on business when the bomb was dropped. He survived but because of the destruction it was 3 days before he could return home... To Nagasaki. He gut home just in time to survive the second atomic bombing in history. But the question remains, was he lucky to have survived 2 atomic bombings, or unlucky to be there when they happened. Tsutomu Yamaguchi passed away in 2010, at the age of 93.
Neon Majora
Neon Majora 9 aylar önce
Eric Taylor God that's horrible
Samsara 8 aylar önce
How the hell did he survive that?
Paul Gilbert
Paul Gilbert 7 aylar önce
Right. Its like when Greg Brady found the tiki in Hawaii. He was wearing it around his neck when some bad things happened... but he was unhurt. He and his brothers assumed it was bad luck. But Mr. Brady, in his patriarchal wisdom, pointed out that it could have been protecting him and that is why he was unhurt. So I would say the guy was lucky. I mean... who can say that they were there for BOTH bombs AND survived. Incredible.
Navy nTune8
Navy nTune8 Aylar önce
rednekdashie 11 aylar önce
With this situation I will always think of the scene from lilo and stitch where the green alien is using a view master and showing how life on earth is repeatedly almost entirely wiped out but they come back stronger every time. We are like cockroaches in that regard, and it's something I wish was tackled more in post apocalypse stories. I adore fallout and mad Max, but realistically there would be a vested interest in salvaging and recreating as much as we can, no matter how severe the collapse was. Ostensibly these stories should more parallel feudalism. Established powers which unite people against threats of bandits, etc.
Jarnomon 11 aylar önce
I did buy What we owe the future in audiobookform and it is seriously a well written book with interesting concepts. It can definitely help to redefine one's assumptions about todays realities and the way you look at different parts of society.
Citric Thoughts
Citric Thoughts Yıl önce
"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.
Bruno Bessa
Bruno Bessa Yıl önce
... Despite countless warnings. In fact, those who warn are often seen as deceptive enemies with ulterior motives.
Neptunes_Bounty Yıl önce
@Bruno Bessa Can you give examples of said people. Im actually really curious lol.
What our society is, greatly depicts movie "don't look up"
C'thun's vessel👁️
- Neo -
- Neo - Yıl önce
"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.
CrossoverWorlds Yıl önce
rued siuu stolen comment?
Jacob Maloney
Jacob Maloney Yıl önce
Like what though? what can the 99% even do if money and power is the only thing that can actually make a viable change and it's virtually impossible to make everyone actually ACT altruistic, because most of us are too concerned about our own well-being. The majority of ppl are just going to support it but not act upon it. Whereas if it were just one person doing it, it'd be much easier, however like you said that's not going to happen due to how they got in the position in the first place........
hippy 100
hippy 100 Yıl önce
Without faith in God, this is impossible. We need to call upon him and turn from our 'selves' then he will hear (2nd Chor 7:14) and I might suggest that nothing else will work :) That said, I also like playing this stuff and am not here to spoil the fun, but I do believe there are a lot of folks looking for something other than the standard cliches
Singingway Yıl önce
You said it @-Neo-. In a nutshell.
Sarut Kongkul
Sarut Kongkul Yıl önce
I think a little bit from everyone help, not just the most powerful. We might not be able to expect the non-altruistic to put in their energy and power and help the world. But you can. Donate and support the community you believe in and find peace in that instead of expecting others to change the world for you.
Ciprian 8 aylar önce
You guys are awesome, placing some good vibes in the end despite the disaster presented so well in the video that could happen anytime. Thanks for the hope!
IratePirate 6 aylar önce
Playing The Fallen Eagle for CK3 really drove home how rough civilisational collapse is.
TheAdvertisement 11 aylar önce
While I highly doubt we can change the world before society crumbles, the increased self awareness ad spreading of such this time at least makes me hopeful that we're on the right track to becoming more stable as the human race.
ThatOneParanoid 11 aylar önce
Okay, I've been looking on and studying this stuff about Society Collapsing for awhile cause I too, like many, freaked out about this information because if society were to collapse in 2040 I would be alive to witness it and its a horrible thought, and while yes, there is always a chance, I just wanna say some things for my fellow paranoid people to comfort you guys (once again, not saying its 100% chance it can be avoided, but the chances are higher to avoid it than fall to it) another quick note: this summary I made was originally posted on another video, Kurzgesagt is certainly much more hopeful in this video, im just supporting what he says in this comment technically, and yes, there are professionals that know better than me, but i'm just looking into how and why we can avoid it, not that we cant 1. Most studies and predictions from the 1970's are wrong, you'd be surprised how many are honestly and this is definitely one of them 2. There are plenty of options we have to stop this collapse 3. Just look around you idiot, your living in what is currently the peak of human invention, do you think we are willing to lose all of our progress? 4. If one place collapses, not all other places will, while for example if the entire USA collapsed, its allies would take a heavy hit but still could move on if they are most independent, like how the UK and Canada would likely be ok 5. Societies have collapsed during your lifetime already, surprised you haven't noticed it? these places that collapsed didn't even collapse to the bigger issues like Environmental Change or Overpopulation but more from poor choices of the Economy (didn't list any, but you can look them up) 6. We have something that previous civilizations didn't have, a governmental group dedicated or to be created for the cause of stopping this collapse 7. In the United States for example, its more likely for one or more Countries to collapse rather than just all of them at once. 8. Most of these studies and predictions for the topic are Theoretical, and these examinations take values like Population Increase, Deforestation and Other as a Constant value, which is not very effective because obviously in a real world scenario us humans would take action 9. These Government groups dedicated or currently inactive on these subjects are focused on stopping these outcomes, its their damn job, why do you think they would take minimal action or wait too late? 10. These studies from 1970 and other times which are mostly Theoretical compare examples with civilizations like Ancient Rome & Greece, but do I have to remind you that... They were ALWAYS at war with somebody? of course their civilizations fell, actually, most ancient civilizations fell primarily to constant war and the effects which came from constant war, why would you compare our (mostly) neutral world to societies which had to adapt to war and sometimes even prioritized war? 11. Our Societies are already as you read this slowly taking into affect the precautions necessary to avoid collapse, and yes, we cant wait until the last minute, but these precautions take time 12. In our age, we have the benefit of inventions, we have the ability to use technology to our advantage now for fixing the environment or other issues 13. Fun Fact: The Collapse of a Civilization or Society is typically a Worst Case Scenario, like, Murphy's Law Worst Case, for some places, worst case isn't even Collapse 14. While yes, overpopulation is a big issue, a bigger population also equals more innovation there's some other things I could list in the future and might edit this post again, once again, I'm not Guaranteeing we can avoid collapse, its guaranteed that eventually our civilizations will collapse, they always have and always will until earth dies out, but we have advantages previous societies didn't. And yeah, there is evidence which adds to the idea of collapse coming sooner, but still this short paragraph is for those who were like me when they heard this news, and were afraid Its possible you can contribute further to this cause of delaying collapse even further, donate to charities supporting this cause, adopt a child rather than having a biological off-spring, or maybe even pick a career which fights against collapse if your so dedicated, but just know that there's always hope, and hey, if I'm wrong then I'll see you in the wasteland (Also, Collapse does not = End of the world) (I didn't proof read this, so some grammar may be wrong or I might of repeated some facts)
MandJTV Yıl önce
I think this video needs a title change. It doesn't answer if we're on the brink of collapse at all. It simply talks about how civilization would recover if it does collapse.
Cecil - ᚠ ᚢ ᚱ ᛚ ᛗ
This collapse is taking so damn long tho... Why isn't like just tomorrow? Why is everyone taking their sweet time. If it breaks now, we can stop worrying about it happening the very next day. Particularly speaking about the so called "wars" we have going on right now.
Flairis Yıl önce
Yeah this is one of the more vague kurtz vids I’ve watched in a while
tunisino35 Yıl önce
I wasn’t expecting to see you here How is your break going?
Cicero B
Cicero B Yıl önce
We just want the world of Pokémon to collapse
DeTe Yıl önce
Doesn't it kind of speak for itself though
lAsT fIrSt
lAsT fIrSt 11 aylar önce
This is a much needed video considering the present situation we are in. I pray that we can all grasp the urgent need to have a world where we respect each other for our very differences.
K8ng Kinv
K8ng Kinv Yıl önce
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
Dani Kenneth
Dani Kenneth 10 aylar önce
I often suffer really bad existential crises and panic attacks over being afraid of death.. popping over to this channel really helps to sooth that feeling when I need it :)
kim mogensen
kim mogensen Yıl önce
The one about saving a lot of readily available coal for an emergency is a really good idea.
Ember A
Ember A 11 aylar önce
Don't forget about climate change!
Breadful! 9 aylar önce
Frostpunk intensifies
Wayne Hoobler
Wayne Hoobler 7 aylar önce
So far, all the "really good" ideas that humans have had have blown up in our faces. This idea is no different. Like Wile E. Coyote and his ACME products to catch Road Runner. Never seems to work as advertised.
Mario 3 aylar önce
Nobody mentioned oil. I reckon all or most of all easy to exploit oil fields are already used up, so it won't be easy to re-introduce plastics and the internal combustion engine.
B.W. Dragon
B.W. Dragon 3 aylar önce
I wonder if you guys will ever research into games. The genres, what makes it interesting to people, why is it stimulating, it's history in human behaviour and pros and cons. I think it would be an interesting topic (This idea came about because I spotted an Amongus lol)
Lemon Yıl önce
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
v Yıl önce
in the video he said that a collapse is the rule so its inevitable but it wont always affect the citizen that much
Faux Cuss
Faux Cuss Yıl önce
@v More accurately, they said that it has always been the rule. Not necessarily that global civilization as we know it will inevitably collapse.
SubtleSerpent Yıl önce
If you are that worried about the future, find a fortune teller. Or a scientist who thinks he is a fortune teller, they seem to be everywhere.
left4twenty Yıl önce
@SubtleSerpent because a statement like "the earth is getting hotter" is just as much a guess as a fortune teller saying you'll find success 🤣 I have no proof the sun will rise tomorrow, I only have evidence it will. Am I trying to "predict the future", there?
Meir Shomer
Meir Shomer Yıl önce
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 TRvid channels for a long time.
lucabaar1 Yıl önce
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.
Meir Shomer
Meir Shomer Yıl önce
@lucabaar1 are u kidding me
Meir Shomer
Meir Shomer Yıl önce
@lucabaar1 why did u even see this channel and click on the video if u think this channel is trash
Jaideep Shekhar
Jaideep Shekhar 11 aylar önce
@lucabaar1 What would you prefer? What is your recommendation?
ItsLuke. 11 aylar önce
@lucabaar1 i bet you have really "good" tastes in content.
FireGod1028 Yıl önce
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 Yıl önce
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?
Christian Skeleton
Christian Skeleton 11 aylar önce
Jesus loves you
LpsLucky Kitty
LpsLucky Kitty 9 aylar önce
@KoeSeer Yes, I agree to an extent. The funny thing about all the collapses you’ve mentioned is that there isn’t a set time interval between them. Think about it, since when have collapses in civilization have patterns? One thing humanity has learned and unlearned is to expect the unexpected. A civilization can collapse today and be restored in the next 30 years via technological advancements, or it could take civilization 1,000 years. The point is is that we can’t really estimate how bad a civilization collapse will be. Sure, we can observe the technology we have today and make an estimation for the future but what about new technology that we have yet to discover? There’s so many factors that go into play, and it’s definitely not that simple as how long or if humans can restore a collapsed civilization. It’s really adjective since in a way everyone is wrong and right- but we won’t know until the civilization collapses once more.
MagaraRaptor 2 aylar önce
The only thing that matters is building a strong community through compassion, loyalty, and empathy. That’s the only way humanity truly survives from whatever will happen.
big tonk
big tonk 11 aylar önce
Thank you Kurzgesagt, You have brought me back from my lowest of lows and have helped me along the way throughout my life, I've been watching you for over 2 years now and I enjoy the content, so thank you Kurzgesagt you will always have a place in my heart.
Chicken Farm
Chicken Farm 9 aylar önce
Jesus Christ is God. He loves you A creation has a creator. You are God's creation. Want to learn more about his love? Check out Chuck Missler on TRvid Jesus is coming soon. Submit to the good good creator. He laid his life down for the world.
tiến Aylar önce
@Chicken FarmI am not homosexual and promoting that channel will make even something unesisted as "god" disapointed and would end it life.
ibFancy Dan
ibFancy Dan 6 aylar önce
great video! Well put together. Quick question. Your measurement for the lifespan of a civilization. How was that measured?
Daniel L
Daniel L Yıl önce
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.
Valkor Yıl önce
In a way we're slowly but surely digging our own grave lol
Harald Töpfer
Harald Töpfer Yıl önce
well we are in a disruptive phase. All the entropy cause by the rapid technological advances of the last century is still in the system. I mean, the global goal of finance and politics was to create stability at all costs. The rigidity and security acted as guarantor for the economy to savely invest an grow. Phase change is long overdue however and the longer we wait the more voilent it will be (perhabs).
MrSixthcircle Yıl önce
i pray we only stumble but the great filter is looking more and more imminent
xd9083dude Yıl önce
Not worrying about things that are out of your control will make you a happier person. Edit: I would like to shoutout the user Jul W down below for doing his damndest to insult as many users as possible.
Laurah Mwirichia
Laurah Mwirichia Yıl önce
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.
Dashiell Gillingham
That cannot happen a second time.
ScreamMario Yıl önce
I suppose it has to be very big to decimate a civilization.
Christian Skeleton
Christian Skeleton 11 aylar önce
Jesus loves you
nika andriadze
nika andriadze 11 aylar önce
*<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="519">8:39</a>* This honestly just gives humanity more of a reason to not be completely reliant on digital information and to still use books as an ''Emergency societal collapse undoer™.''
wren 7 aylar önce
we need to bring back analog technology. stop giving me touchscreens and give me my buttons back
Adventures with Winnie
The problem isn’t that society might collapse it’s that a large portion of the population looks forward to it
StarSixtySeven 17 gün önce
As usual the only comment asking the real questions gets 0 replies
Hướng Dương Hoa
Hướng Dương Hoa 15 gün önce
Why wouldn't they though? Almost everywhere they look, there is misery and suffering, and life seems hopeless and meaningless. They just want the pain of existence to stop.
JGHifiversveiws 11 gün önce
It makes sense though as some of the most popular religions to date hold a global cataclysm/apocalypse to be imminent.
BLM panda
BLM panda Yıl önce
Will you guys do a video focusing on the topic of biofuels? I've heard about it a few times and I'd love to know more about it. you guys explain things so well. ☺️
Kepha Ari
Kepha Ari Yıl önce
You mean that terrible idea of growing crops to make a substitute or additive to gasoline? That thing that forces farmers into mono-cultures that devastate the environment and serve no purpose of feeding? That industry that in the US has a massive subsidy to keep working and pushing for mono-culture farms?
Vantor Yıl önce
@Kepha Ari That idea that wastes soil and rises the food prices. Yes, that idea.
BLM panda
BLM panda 11 aylar önce
@Kepha Ari more thinking of the algae one that seems much more sufficient. tbh, there's no perfect fueling system. They're all bound to destroy humanity eventually.
BLM panda
BLM panda 11 aylar önce
@Vantor Do humans eat algae?
Vantor 11 aylar önce
@BLM panda Yes, they do. But biofuels is not just about algae.
Crypto Shaman
Crypto Shaman 8 aylar önce
I don't think we're at the brink of collapse, but I think we're nearing a point where the human capacity to model future possibilities has become futile.
Storyspren Yıl önce
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.
Cristen Cray
Cristen Cray Yıl önce
Agreed 👍
Jason Rivest
Jason Rivest Yıl önce
There's a reason "May you live in interesting times" is meant as a curse.
Jhan Niber
Jhan Niber Yıl önce
If there is a collapse, you won't be around long enough for the recovery. Your sole job will be to attempt to survive and produce offspring just like everyone else. It will be your descendants that go through the recovery.
Plantagenet descendent
Sound like a puff.
• 𝒯𝒶𝓇ℴ𝒯ℯ𝒶 •
No science class has or ever will teach me as much or even more than what this man has taught me through his videos
kwilci Yıl önce
"This man"? These videos are made by teams of hundreds. The narrator is just paid to read the script. :P
• 𝒯𝒶𝓇ℴ𝒯ℯ𝒶 •
@kwilci yeah that's right, act as if you had no idea what I meant
Juan Espinola
Juan Espinola 11 aylar önce
Thank you for this video, we see it today everywhere - war, disease and famine. This video has given me hope again that humanity can still improve after an apocalypse.
Sveer Ler
Sveer Ler 6 aylar önce
I think it's harder for us to recover from a collapse now then before the industrial revolution. Also now that we are so connected I think a global collapse is much more likely then local ones
rosenvitae Yıl önce
I like to think that the capacity for kindness lies at the heart of humanity. We're born with it. It doesn't need to be rediscovered or invented. As a species, we can't survive childhood without care and nurture, and we are inherently inquisitive and creative. Humanity will constantly challenge environments that lacks what is worth living for till the day we are no more. May the day never come.
knightium 4 aylar önce
He's really good at making medieval and classical looking characters or buildings. Maybe he should make some history videos?
Gabriel Jordan
Gabriel Jordan Yıl önce
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)
AnotherLinuxDude Yıl önce
The good news is you would be able to take on apprentices without needing certs since there would be no government. It’s more important to get electricity back to a bunch of people than it is to make sure everything is up to code. Obviously you’d go back and check later, but if you had good people helping out, it’d be more helpful than anything.
Logic Flakes
Logic Flakes Yıl önce
I was just thinking about how hard it would be to be a leader of new civilization and starting up the industrial revolution again, getting back safe water supply, modern amenities etc
Best Movies Explained
Thanks for your hard work. We appreciate you sir!
zau64 Yıl önce
Depending on how bad it was you might only have like four houses to take care of in your community. 🤷‍♀️
Lemonic Yıl önce
Holden Caulfield
Holden Caulfield 11 aylar önce
Would love a deeper dive video on why/how the Roman civilization collapsed, and a deeper dive into what we can do to rebound faster. Eg how to recover computers and digital information if we stop being able to understand it.
The Kary Odysseys
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
This is why we need to build Knowledge Arks, to preserve our culture and learning just in case of such a collapse.
Vault Dweller
Vault Dweller 9 aylar önce
My main worry is how society after something like a strong solar flare would deal with something that destroys most electronics. Alot of transistors and integreated circuits are made from machinery controlled by eletronics. In the 70s there were still physical stencils with layouts from ICs, but I doubt that is still used today. I work in electronics manufacturing, and evening the supply-chain disruptments are still in 2022 causing much chaos for us, even though nothing was physically destroyed. If a very strong solar flare would destroy manufacturing files for ICs and transistors, we would be back at 1960 hand-doped Ge transistors all of a sudden as far I know.
A European (Not British)
Eah wil not be t bad
Merrick 11 aylar önce
I'm absolutely confused beyond belief how thoroughly it was engrained in my head there was an overpopulation problem when I was growing up. Of Course, looking beyond nuances, it seems we are actually under populated.
SGT PLHCB 8 aylar önce
how are we underpopulated??
Str¡pe 7 aylar önce
Fun fact: there aren’t enough natural resources left to jumpstart a second Industrial Revolution so if society collapse we’ll be at a level of medieval tech for the rest of our existence
StarSixtySeven 17 gün önce
Im fine with that, theres too many of us anyways itll toughen up the softer ones or they DIE HAHAHAH all our problems stem from our outrageous shelteredness and boredom
Daniel Yıl önce
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.
Memes with Cringe
To be fair, this video differs from the Climate Change series, in that it needs to make a lot of worst case assumptions.
Gappl Yıl önce
"Someone smart" Someone not smart
NiNE 0s
NiNE 0s Yıl önce
We're not exactly like cockroaches but we might still have a chance.. might
Иннокнетий Кнекнетий
It is not the future that looks grim, it's us who see it grim.
Caleb Salstrom
Caleb Salstrom Yıl önce
@Иннокнетий Кнекнетий If we see the future as grim how is that any different than it looking grim?
Segrald Yıl önce
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
kingofank Yıl önce
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.
AstroNUT 4 gün önce
love your videos! always masterpieces 🔥
BGeezy 11 aylar önce
Complex systems are much more prone to collapse than simple ones, so collapse is seemingly inevitable. But really the bigger problem is how successful we are as a species; so successful that we’re going to consume all our resources and destroy the environment
Riad Chowdhury
Riad Chowdhury 8 aylar önce
In certain readings of history, Persia was the superpower of the time with Rome overpowering them in brief periods.
Jaswaggon Yıl önce
“Humanity is like a teenager, speeding around drunk corners, blind without a seatbelt.” What an outstanding way to describe the rapid growth of humankind.
dev stuff
dev stuff Yıl önce
Humanity is more than America and Europe. So relax.
pickles Yıl önce
No Humanity is a penal colony for extra dimensional beings.
Greg Yıl önce
Yeah, but what a ride!
HyperHrishi HD
HyperHrishi HD Yıl önce
“Speeding around *blind* corners, *drunk* without a seatbelt” I’m sorry I had to say it but it makes all the difference
TheZombyHamster Yıl önce
Ah, I love how they manage to harness existential dread for new merch announcements. Thanks for the intriguing video, as usual!
rufflesntruffles 11 aylar önce
i feel like if humanity went extinct and we could choose which one thing to leave behind for any alien civilizations to find one day, we'd choose this channel
TheHonestPeanut 6 aylar önce
I like how this speaks about civilization like it's an independent entity and not people. We're letting a powerful few screw over everyone else. We're not worried about "humanity surviving" this mass extinction. We're worried about our lives getting worse and ending horribly. This is such a good example of intelligence missing the point 😂
David Carrizosa
David Carrizosa 11 aylar önce
Absolutely love this perspective. Well done 👏🏼
A H 5 aylar önce
Moose Bme
Moose Bme 10 aylar önce
Great video! Like many things, empires come empires go. It is how well empires did, for how long and at what expense, that empires are measured. All for: Glory, conquest, richs, bragging rights, CHEAP LUXURY AND EXOTIC GOODS AT EVERYONE ELSES EXPENSE... For the masses to live more like the privilaged few!
Angus Yang
Angus Yang Yıl önce
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.
JX Mai
JX Mai Yıl önce
look like some people is confused, civilization and Empire is different, even the Empire collapse the civilization could be continued.
Ralphie Raccoon
Ralphie Raccoon Yıl önce
So much of the BAC is still a complete mystery as well. We still don't really know what caused it and why.
Moi Pessoa
Moi Pessoa Yıl önce
I hate to be that guy but pointing to the bronze age collapse as the end of human society is highly eurocentric, there were plenty of other civilizations during that time period that would have carried out if europe went dark, same with the black death or the dark ages
Noooiiiissseee Yıl önce
I mean it's an 11 minute video, of course its explanation for the collapse of the Roman Empire is simplified. Unless they wanted to make a documentary series it kinda has to be.
Anankin12 Yıl önce
That's why they showed the western empire disappear but the eastern one remain, isn't it
Ashwynn Newkirk
Ashwynn Newkirk Yıl önce
"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.
Capastian Luna
Capastian Luna Yıl önce
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 :(
E M Yıl önce
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.
ccityplanner12 :
ccityplanner12 : Yıl önce
A good third of the food products you find in an average European supermarket specifically say on them "free of genetically modified ingredients".
Vantor Yıl önce
Do you have actually knowledge about the topic or just heard this story somewhere and repeat it?
Jaideep Shekhar
Jaideep Shekhar 11 aylar önce
Also the heavily drained soil. It will take decades before anything can grow properly without heavy fertilisers again.
dave sones
dave sones 8 aylar önce
This is why becoming a prepper and learning as many practical skills for becoming self sufficient is my end goal. Learning the skills to survive and thrive is what my kids and I do
LovingSpaceFan 11 aylar önce
This reminded me of the short story I saw on tictok, where aliens were there kind of helping the humans in Egyptian times, until eventually they decided to leave, after coming back in like 5000 years, they realized how terrifyingly quickly we proceeded evolution, to the point where an 80000 year experience for them was merely a couple thousand to even hundred for us, and how strong we already are, saying in the next 500 years we may even be an intergalactic species more powerful then them, this story gave me goosebumps.
Ruddy Aylar önce
“Humanity is like a teenager speeding around blind corners drunk and without a seatbelt” -Kurzgesagt
DroolingLizard Yıl önce
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.
The American American
I'm currently re-reading the Foundation series for the 4th time because every year that goes by seems like another year of confirmation for the eminent global civilization collapse...
Raven Knight
Raven Knight Yıl önce
Psychohistory is just Fancy Word for Dialectical Materialism.
Light Fall On The Head
@Raven Knight it honestly looks like its the other way around
Brushstroke Yıl önce
Whoever wrote this video is about as clued in as Azimov's encyclopedists! 🤣
Tommaso Stevanato
Yeah until you fund out it’s all completly bullshit thanks to Galaxia and Daneel
Savanah Rhianon
Savanah Rhianon Yıl önce
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!
mishkat tanisha
mishkat tanisha Yıl önce
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
michoxi 8 aylar önce
Biggest risk i worry about is a major solar storm lasting for days and frying much of the worlds infrastructure. No electricity for months and maybe years and in the meantime no running water, no fridges, no communication, and transport would largely collapse too because you need electrify to pump fuel and know where to get it from.
papa bird
papa bird 11 aylar önce
In the theory of time travel, we worry about doing some small thing and massively affecting the future, but nobody seems to maintain that awareness in the present.
Captain Yakitori
Captain Yakitori 7 aylar önce
To the comments expressing concern that it takes centuries to rebuild: That's -good- news and if we learned anything from past civilisations I think the best thing we can do is help speed that process by building monolites of knowledge. Our ancestors did so through ancient structures that followed the path of the stars, we have the material and knowledge to forge a much more complex and lasting monument where we can store all that we factually know about math, chemistry, biology and so much more.
Memphis Yıl önce
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.
Jul W
Jul W Yıl önce
Industrial revolution only started 200 years ago. Then, development went exponentially. There hasn't been so much CO2 in the athmosphere since thousands of years, only because of humans. The last 2 centuries are crazy compared to earlier human life
Tommy 50377
Tommy 50377 Yıl önce
A hundred years ago, the economy collapsed so hard most things were sold for pennies, and it was called the Great Depression. We dealt with world wars, outbreaks of awful diseases, and the constant threat of random nuclear annihilation during the entirety of the cold war. Times are hard now, but they've always been hard. Truth is the good old days weren't really all that good. Humans have a _lot_ of flaws, but if there's one thing we do right, it's tenacity. I mean hell, in the 1900s, we created airplanes and gained the ability to fly. 50 years later, we put a man on the fucking moon. 50 years. It's incredible what we can do when we put our minds to it. We will pull through, because that's what we do.
Liquid Yıl önce
@Tommy 50377 50 years ago we went on the moon 50 years later and we are debating on if slavery should be taught in public schools. If that’s not regression then I don’t know what is
E'Mani Young
E'Mani Young Yıl önce
I agree, with the access of social media, we are more exposed than ever to everyday events, violence and conflict. Our time is no different from what was before, we’re just more aware, and that’s scary
Death is sweet
Death is sweet 11 aylar önce
Humanity is such a resilient creature that I think we are too stubborn to just die off. As this video points out that we can really recover from some pretty messed up things; all considered, I think our generation is screwed, but our children will live on. I hate being so optimistic considering all the thing that could wrong, but in the end we fight, and fighting is something we have gotten good at. So ladies and gents, as we say to death, not today...
Louis J
Louis J 5 aylar önce
But I thought 'Death is sweet'?
n16r4 Yıl önce
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.
Owen Brighurst
Owen Brighurst 6 aylar önce
For me the existential dread comes from the possibility that current civilisation survives intact, not the collapse. Been seeing signs of collapse for 30 odd years. The Roman Empire has a lot to answer for. They set the stage for the Empires of Europe to become the devastating force they were. Colonialism, slavery, brutality during fanaticism can all be found to have stemmed from the Roman Empire. If we were to start again, how many of those atrocities would we repeat? Without a fundamental rethink about what good civilisation and a new basis for it, we will just repeat all the bad things as well as any good. My existential dread comes from a continuation not a collapse where a restart can happen.
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
leedrbb1 11 aylar önce
Wow just…..ufff hmmmm wow hmmmm just!!! Lol 😛😛😛😛😛😛😛😛😛
foreverkurome Aylar önce
A Chinese style 1 child policy might actually be the best thing we have available. It's not nice to take people's rights to have kids away but if things become urgent in the near future due to an increase in the population combined with rising sea levels then it would at least be a way to address the problem without having to resort to more extreme methods that cause horrible deaths or long term suffering. Prevention is better than cure.
Funny Alias
Funny Alias Yıl önce
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.
MrPerry Yıl önce
Whether or not it’s a little clickbait-ish, you should know they did a video on the topic you’re describing some time ago
john larro
john larro Yıl önce
It is inevitable.
Wrongfoot Mcgee
Wrongfoot Mcgee Yıl önce
this whole channel is click bait Edit: intended for children and the feeble minded, for those who cannot think for themselves, and using cartoons to discuss serious matters non-satirically is a big clue
Strelok Sarchenkov
@john larro couldn't care less. That's just as empty as saying "smoking cigarettes kills you".
telegrxm Yıl önce
@Wrongfoot Mcgee theres nothing wrong with cartoons as a medium, you're not a forward thinker because of trust issues with media
SuperHamSniper Yıl önce
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.
Chicken Farm
Chicken Farm 9 aylar önce
God is so good. Check out Chuck Missler extraterrestrial message on TRvid for more information about Jesus Christ the living sacrifice.
Nate Đögg
Nate Đögg Yıl önce
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.
Kepha Ari
Kepha Ari Yıl önce
Yeah, the video didn't answered it's own title, really weird.
Papa Man
Papa Man Yıl önce
in 8 years… what do you believe the beginning of the collapse will look like?
D Fl
D Fl 8 aylar önce
Not sure why just the Middle Kingdom's era is being accounted for in Egypt's ancient history 🤔 Egypt had a civilization that spanned 3,000 years... other sources say 27 centuries. Either way, that is significantly longer than any of the empires listed in this video and worth noting 🙃 Edit: Now that I think about it, not sure why some of the ancient Indus Valley civilizations weren't mentioned either. Several reached or exceeded 1,000 years in duration before collapse.
da pwo
da pwo Yıl önce
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!
mill 27
mill 27 11 aylar önce
The most important thing, besides immediate survival (Food, water, shelter) and reestablishing a large enough society (Community, roles, and transportation between other survivors), is to actually have electricity and recreate a grid. Without that, you cannot even hope to do any or even access of what is needed.
da pwo
da pwo 11 aylar önce
@mill 27 I was talking about the non obvious
L L 13 gün önce
In many ways the Roman empire didn't "collapse". It transitioned gradually to another form, with new leaders and dynamics, following a long melting-pot. For instance, the institutions evolved by including germanic features, but in many parts of the 'limes' that was already the case. The roman authority then had nothing to do with what existed in 200AD, it just was something completely different in itself, much closer to what was about to follow during the early middle ages. It is a common misconception to see the fall of Rome as the collapse of an empire but : all chronicles show It was a non-evenment at that time. The city of rome had already become just a local city, and It was not the first time that It was burnt and pillaged. the big thing at that time was the germanic kings that were building a continuity of power in gauls, italy, aquitaine, iberia and africa, keeping most of what existed there in place (church network, institutions, commerce, law). The trick is to see the official start and and dates of empires as acceleration moments of history, not as proper birth or collapse points. History is never that neat. It just doesn't Work that way. If you're interested in that time period and in a deeper way to apprehend history, you can read what the historien Bruno Dumézil wrote about early middle ages. I don't know if it's been translated to english yet though.
Innersloth Yıl önce
Seeing the lil' Crewmate at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="146">2:26</a> was a nice surprise :D Thank you for the video, beautiful and thoughtful as always. 💙
rohitinc Yıl önce
Whoa, hey innersloth
M3lt Yıl önce
thats what I call sus.
Omega MemeBoss Overdrive
Sussy sloth
Cheez Yıl önce
pyropulse Yıl önce
Very interesting video; keep up the great work!
Kimo Turz
Kimo Turz Yıl önce
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!
joedatius 6 aylar önce
I think we worry about collapse far more then the likelihood of it actually happening and it simply causes fearmongering in a situation that arguably isn't anywhere as bad as we like to pretend it is. covid was one of the largest pandemics in modern history but the comeback from that is already happening only after about 3 years and no where near as many people have died to it then the Spanish flu. Even then Covid for the vast majority of people was more of a nuisance rather then a society ending plague and the biggest issue we've had was countering all the idiots trying to ignore the problem rather then fix it. Example a large amount of the USAs issues with dealing with the outbreak is rested on the Trump administrations decision to gut the system already set in place to deal with pandemics made during former presidencies. I think the main difference between our possible "collapse" and ancient collapse is that we simple have infinitely more means to catch ourselves early and supplement our issues more then past civilizations due to global trade and aid programs among other things
darubra Yıl önce
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.
Frank Akerman
Frank Akerman Yıl önce
Yikes. Somehow this comment is more real and terrifying than the video.
Marcus Antonius
Marcus Antonius Yıl önce
The people making these decisions were well aware of the effect of their policies. It's simply intentional.
Marcus Antonius
Marcus Antonius Yıl önce
@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.
The Saint of Hope
Talk about a slippery slope.
Bambi pale
Bambi pale 5 aylar önce
So basically, dont worry, we'll live miserable lives and suffer horrible deaths but people we dont know or care about in the future will build civilization again 😇 thanks kurzgesagt, what would we do without you 💞
lucassou Yıl önce
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...
Random Ramblings
Random Ramblings Yıl önce
EXACTLY. These things don't happen overnight they take some serious time to recover.
ZombieOfun Yıl önce
Right? It's rad that humanity as a whole is pretty resilient but I think it's in everyone's best interest that we work to prevent collapse rather than recover 😅
natasha orr
natasha orr Yıl önce
That’s when you can choose to opt yourself out. There’s plenty of fast exits.
Henk Henkste
Henk Henkste Yıl önce
that is coming up soon sorry to tell ya
Savage Antelope
Savage Antelope Yıl önce
<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="533">8:53</a> Not to mention we already have an emergency “apocalypse seed bank” that stores millions of seeds for a post-collapse civilization.
REXWIL TwTr Yıl önce
I love that this channel is in several languages, it is a great help to learn English and French.
A H 5 aylar önce
Vive le Francia 🎉
Cosmic Odyssey
Cosmic Odyssey 9 aylar önce
You know what is great saying we should do something and knowing you don't have a solution while knowing it is impossible.
Wayne Hoobler
Wayne Hoobler 7 aylar önce
This is what insane people do.
Sav 7 aylar önce
Many things were once thought impossible by minds of your stature
Byzantine Tales
Byzantine Tales 11 aylar önce
In a sense Rome survived until 1453. The Eastern part kept all these institutions and laws and adapted them to the changing times of the middle ages. A unique example of resilience for the world history.
Bigzthegreat 10 aylar önce
ah yes, the bi zan tein empire
SimCityEA 4 aylar önce
Imagine a civilization-building game (Or sid Meiers Civilization-type game) was made with Kurzgesagt art? I would pay to play that game...
Benoit Hudson
Benoit Hudson Yıl önce
"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.
Kibonn Yıl önce
underrated comment, by far the best of this comment section
Counterfeit Niko
Counterfeit Niko Yıl önce
Bet most people ain't gonna get it
Yeet Ywet
Yeet Ywet Yıl önce
No worries boys we can just buy things with faith👌
Mith Blaze
Mith Blaze Yıl önce
Inhyuk Choi
Inhyuk Choi Yıl önce
NiaLipwolfyt Yıl önce
Man can we appreciate the effort in these animations they are so good
dude 11 aylar önce
imagine a civilization game made by them or an animation series on sci-fi or historical events 😳🙂
Christian Skeleton
Christian Skeleton 11 aylar önce
Jesus loves you
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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
Calippo 6 aylar önce
I cant help but feel that we SHOULD have a video ending with existential dread as an end point. We need more panic so that we actually do the things we need to do to survive, as individuals I mean. The sponsor of this book is a capitalist btw. effective altruism has some significant flaws that kinda go hand in hand with the issue that it is still the rich deciding what profects should be done to improve the world. I recommend Philosophy tubes video on that for more info
Sam 5 aylar önce
8.8 million views in 7 month. Just shows the depth of concern these days by many over where humanity is heading in the future. Are we all overreacting or is it as bad as we believe it's getting?! Very intriguing.
StarSixtySeven 17 gün önce
Oh its worse