Is Civilization on the Brink of Collapse?

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Ren
Ren

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.

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Floatacious
Floatacious

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.

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HGChaosNL
HGChaosNL

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.

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Sception
Sception

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.

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Lawrence
Lawrence

Lmao

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Alan Rincon Gudino
Alan Rincon Gudino

It’s not reassuring for you because you won’t be comfortable in the aftermath of collapse and not live to see the completion of the rebuild

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PrismZet
PrismZet

"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."

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Ompal
Ompal

@Ola Ke Ace? :v Omptistic Not realistic

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JasonOfArgo
JasonOfArgo

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!

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meltdown537
meltdown537

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.

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meltdown537
meltdown537

@Vantor a very sad truth

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Vantor
Vantor

@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.

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David Eldred. Camping Wilder
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...

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BronzeJourney
BronzeJourney

@meltdown537 I didnt post a link to avoid scaring you off, the name is "This is why we cant have nice things".

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meltdown537
meltdown537

@BronzeJourney sounds like a cool video. Do you have a link or know what the video is called?

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- Neo -
- Neo -

"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.

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Alex Hernandez
Alex Hernandez

@hippy 100 :)

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jimmyglea
jimmyglea

@Anthony DeFabees …Bet…I’m 48. Word?

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Anthony DeFabees
Anthony DeFabees

@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

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jimmyglea
jimmyglea

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.

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Gunner^
Gunner^

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!

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Killy
Killy

It might be last so yeah

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Andrés Valverde
Andrés Valverde

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.

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klio msuo
klio msuo

appreciate these videos and the message they try and give us but damn I hate that our potential futures look so grim now.

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Citric Thoughts
Citric Thoughts

"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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David Eldred. Camping Wilder
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...

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What Do I Call Myself Who Am I and What Am I doing
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.

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Painpoke!
Painpoke!

@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

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Estuans
Estuans

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.

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Japanse_ Samurai
Japanse_ Samurai

True, no one really changes things until it's too late

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Human Bean
Human Bean

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)

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Giulio Z
Giulio Z

That’s happening slowly since 2020.

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rued siuu
rued siuu

lack of drive to do even simple changes to help others can doom us all. And that’s just the US.

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Ashwynn Newkirk
Ashwynn Newkirk

"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.

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Vantor
Vantor

Do you have actually knowledge about the topic or just heard this story somewhere and repeat it?

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ccityplanner12 :
ccityplanner12 :

A good third of the food products you find in an average European supermarket specifically say on them "free of genetically modified ingredients".

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E M
E M

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.

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Capastian Luna
Capastian Luna

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 :(

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Rebbecca- 🔥𝐆𝐨 𝐓𝐨 𝐌𝐲 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐥 [𝐋!𝐯𝐞
Rebbecca- 🔥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.

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ARocketScientist
ARocketScientist

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...

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Killy
Killy

@Pedro Lion not for long west is collapsing same for usa. Winter is coming Slava russka.

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Dashiell Gillingham
Dashiell Gillingham

That kind of self-reflection is what I call the seeds of wisdom.

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Pedro Lion
Pedro Lion

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*

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Pedro Lion
Pedro Lion

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.

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kim mogensen
kim mogensen

The one about saving a lot of readily available coal for an emergency is a really good idea.

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CloudierCloud
CloudierCloud

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

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Great Umang
Great Umang

Did...you see that? DID YOU SEE THAT NEAR THE SATELITE IN 02:27?!

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FireGod1028
FireGod1028

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.

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KoeSeer
KoeSeer

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?

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Nikhil Singh
Nikhil Singh

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❤️

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Angus Yang
Angus Yang

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.

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Dashiell Gillingham
Dashiell Gillingham

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.

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Eurasia Acaci .-
Eurasia Acaci .-

@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.

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Eurasia Acaci .-
Eurasia Acaci .-

@JX Mai like they are many Chinese empire come and go but the civilisation still remains.

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Aggelikos 88
Aggelikos 88

@P C yeah undermine more

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K8ng Kinv
K8ng Kinv

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

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LovingSpaceFan
LovingSpaceFan

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.

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Laurah Mwirichia
Laurah Mwirichia

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.

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Kiwi TD
Kiwi TD

I suppose it has to be very big to decimate a civilization.

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Dashiell Gillingham
Dashiell Gillingham

That cannot happen a second time.

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nika andriadze
nika andriadze

*8:39* 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™.''

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Daniel
Daniel

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.

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Ultimate Douchebag
Ultimate Douchebag

money and power always fuck things up

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So green
So green

Well, at least there's something optimistic about the death of billions (I'm not included)

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Will G
Will G

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.

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Darklex
Darklex

@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.

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n16r4
n16r4

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.

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Victoria 💋𝔽**СК МЕ - СНЕℂ𝕂 𝕄𝕐 Рℝ𝟘𝔽𝕀𝕃Е💛
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.

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SMToon Asia
SMToon Asia

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.

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Nate Đögg
Nate Đögg

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.

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Fulanito De Tal
Fulanito De Tal

in 8 years… what do you believe the beginning of the collapse will look like?

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Pedro Lion
Pedro Lion

Yeah, the video didn't answered it's own title, really weird.

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Daniel L
Daniel L

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.

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Mace Thorns
Mace Thorns

Vote out the RINOs and the Democrats.

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Aaron Wylie
Aaron Wylie

@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

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Emperor Emyhr IV
Emperor Emyhr IV

@Aaron Wylie True . You can feel that western hegemony is slowly fading away these days .

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VioletVixen
VioletVixen

@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.

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Amy 🔥 I WANT SЕХ 💋 F Uc_k me
Amy 🔥 I WANT SЕХ 💋 F Uc_k me

“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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SuperHamSniper
SuperHamSniper

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.

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M i Α 👉vℓσg gσ тσ му ¢haηηєℓ!

“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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Eliana 🔥𝐆𝐨 𝐓𝐨 𝐌𝐲 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐥 [𝐋!𝐯𝐞]
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.

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Storyspren
Storyspren

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.

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mofn
mofn

@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

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Bob Dobsin
Bob Dobsin

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.

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Leo Lex
Leo Lex

Western media start to psychologically prepare its population, speaking, "...nuclear war is ok. We will survive"

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dev stuff
dev stuff

The world is more than America and Europe. So relax.

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Caleb o
Caleb o

@Jay I don’t want interesting lol

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TheAdvertisement
TheAdvertisement

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.

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Singingway
Singingway

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!

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S e p hセフ
S e p hセフ

I'm not worried about our species, I'm worried about our civilization as it is now and for the next few decades.

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Andro-X
Andro-X

I mean, knowing how many times our species collapsed in the past, we are already pretty lucky to be alive right now.

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lucabaar1
lucabaar1

You must adore pitbulls, as well ... Poor deformed things. Betrayal & misfortune is nothing to admire. Survival is an appropriate intention for any lifeform, however.

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Lemon
Lemon

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

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NoodleMan
NoodleMan

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

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Anton Novoseltsev
Anton Novoseltsev

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

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channel name
channel name

@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

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E.L. Wagner
E.L. Wagner

@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.

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xio kousa
xio kousa

The one about saving a lot of readily available coal for an emergency is a really good idea.

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darubra
darubra

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.

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darubra
darubra

​@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.

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The Ephemeral Thought
The Ephemeral Thought

Talk about a slippery slope.

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Marcell Vass
Marcell Vass

@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.

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Marcell Vass
Marcell Vass

The people making these decisions were well aware of the effect of their policies. It's simply intentional.

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Kimo Turz
Kimo Turz

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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Meir Shomer
Meir Shomer

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 YouTube channels for a long time.

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Meir Shomer
Meir Shomer

@lucabaar1 why did u even see this channel and click on the video if u think this channel is trash

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Meir Shomer
Meir Shomer

@lucabaar1 are u kidding me

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lucabaar1
lucabaar1

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.

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Gabriel Jordan
Gabriel Jordan

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)

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Gamer Woman
Gamer Woman

You wouldbe one of the most important people

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xyzzy
xyzzy

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.

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JenShep
JenShep

@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.

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AnotherLinuxDude
AnotherLinuxDude

@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?

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WEPA worldview
WEPA worldview

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.

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REXWIL TwTr
REXWIL TwTr

I love that this channel is in several languages, it is a great help to learn English and French.

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Luna tic
Luna tic

Every time I watch something on this channel, I either get super motivated, an existential crisis, or fear for my life lol

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Vortex 7274
Vortex 7274

🤓

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duey ray
duey ray

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.

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DroolingLizard
DroolingLizard

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.

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IratePirate
IratePirate

A man of culture

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Ivory
Ivory

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?

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Splooshie
Splooshie

@The American American Sounds like they do have the next Game of Thrones. Just skipping ahead to S8

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Borrowed Truths
Borrowed Truths

@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.

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NiaLipwolfyt
NiaLipwolfyt

Man can we appreciate the effort in these animations they are so good

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abhijeet
abhijeet

imagine a civilization game made by them or an animation series on sci-fi or historical events 😳🙂

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Joseph K
Joseph K

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.

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🚨W​A​T​C​H​​ M​​Y​ L​A​S​T​ V​I​D​E​O​🚨

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.

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mishkat tanisha
mishkat tanisha

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

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Jaswaggon
Jaswaggon

“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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Apocalypse Wow!
Apocalypse Wow!

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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ᴍᴜsᴋᴇᴛᴇᴇʀ

@dev stuff probably yeah

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Wolfboy 109
Wolfboy 109

@Greg TQ FOR ENJOY THE RIDE, UNTIL THE NEXT TIME. -earth probably

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itz bloxy annieanne

@Insert Clever Name yes 1.2 billion people are indian

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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

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Henry
Henry

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.

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Naveed Ali
Naveed Ali

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.

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Savanah Rhianon
Savanah Rhianon

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!

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Benoit Hudson
Benoit Hudson

"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.

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Andrew Martin
Andrew Martin

I can only assume Sid Meier had a suppressing effect on the world's birth rate.

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He
He

@Baptiste Brinon what about the dude that said i fucked a horse i saw his comment like four minutes ago

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BgT1990
BgT1990

Excellent, just fantastic 😂

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tam tri
tam tri

ok

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VroItzNate_
VroItzNate_

@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

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Gray E
Gray E

Every single example of a collapse in this video was just a local collapse and didn't affect even many things in its immediate area. For example just because Rome the city fell didn't mean the rest of the areas in Rome became a lawless wasteland where everyone forgot knowledge, life basically went on the same. Also the lifespans of civilizations is very controversial way to measure civilizations, since it only measures states. Also while its true that modern agriculture feeds many people, you can still get decent yeilds even without machinery and modern fertilizer (use old types of fertilizer). While you may be right that we could rebuild civilization even if most people died and we had to start at square 1, that isn't what the title was talking about. It said IS civilization on the verge of collapse, not what will happen if it collapses. Also even if true, most would perfer it if civilization didnt collapse.

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Segrald
Segrald

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

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Desiree 🍆 I am Online 💋 F Uc_k me
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.

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Richard
Richard

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

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Chivati-💖 𝐹**СК МЕ - СНЕ𝒞𝒦 𝑀𝒴 Р𝑅𝟢𝐹𝐼𝐿Е🔞
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.

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Memphis
Memphis

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.

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Leo Lex
Leo Lex

Western media start to psychologically prepare its population, speaking, "...nuclear war is ok. We will survive"

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Coupledyeti Vonvanderburg
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.

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Coupledyeti Vonvanderburg
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.

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shrpdrts
shrpdrts

@The Potchie Productions ah, and to what planet do we ship them of? Naboo?

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The Dark Prince
The Dark Prince

we've gone from "we'll survive, but it won't great" to "society might collapse, but it's not all bad"

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Ren
Ren

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.

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João Vaz
João Vaz

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...

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The Nether Lord
The Nether Lord

VIDEO IDEA: What If All Humans On Earth Died Suddenly? What would happen with climate change? Would factories continue to pollute the place? If nuclear energy facilities went unchecked, could they cause more danger? And what would happen with all the dead bodies? I really want this question to become a video because it's very interesting.

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lucassou
lucassou

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...

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skin dot com
skin dot com

@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.

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Nōtan
Nōtan

@Divine Linker Sure but we aren't talking about a choice between ourselves as individuals and civilisation. That's irrelevant to the conversation.

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Dreamkid
Dreamkid

@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.

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Erioset
Erioset

​@D Morfo Use the leftovers and damaged vegetables to feed some chickens/make compost.

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The Kary Odysseys
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.

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Freya the Wanderer
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.

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Panicked_Panther
Panicked_Panther

No science class has or ever will teach me as much or even more than what this man has taught me through his videos

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Panicked_Panther
Panicked_Panther

@kwilci yeah that's right, act as if you had no idea what I meant

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kwilci
kwilci

"This man"? These videos are made by teams of hundreds. The narrator is just paid to read the script. :P

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Behaving Bradly
Behaving Bradly

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? 🤔

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Dilip Manivala Rama Mohan
Dilip Manivala Rama Mohan

Guess the person who has prepared the story for this video has never visited India and especially our temples. He claims Rome to be the pinnacle of advancement but there is nothing to match the Indian way of life and the advanced technology used in our temples which have not been deciphered till today.

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Kalpesh Shukla
Kalpesh Shukla

Finally some facts have been shared.

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Thomas Fooij
Thomas Fooij

okay pajeet

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A C
A C

Kurtz Literally forgot about the entirety Asia, ya know, which historically accounted for basically 75% of world gdp and population.

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Jay Bird
Jay Bird

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.

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Leo Lex
Leo Lex

Western media start to psychologically prepare its population, speaking, "...nuclear war is ok. We will survive" That's what this video all about

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Coupledyeti Vonvanderburg
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?"

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Josias Lourenço
Josias Lourenço

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.

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Arif L
Arif L

@George Carpelan A fcking positive outcome, if you ask me!

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Savage Antelope
Savage Antelope

8:53 Not to mention we already have an emergency “apocalypse seed bank” that stores millions of seeds for a post-collapse civilization.

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Leon Sim
Leon Sim

You forgot China and the An Lushan rebellion. That event changed China forever and influenced future Chinese empire's close door polices. Edit: i forgot to mention that it is during this event that a general did the unthinkable and used a castle's residents as food rations to defend the empire long enough to mount a comeback. They ate 30,000 humans to defend 6 months before they fell to the enemy.

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sub if you like dogs idk
sub if you like dogs idk

Thanks for the tutorial, cant wait to build one myself!

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BLM panda
BLM panda

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. ☺️

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Vantor
Vantor

@Pedro Lion That idea that wastes soil and rises the food prices. Yes, that idea.

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Pedro Lion
Pedro Lion

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?

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Akila
Akila

The subject of this video is actually: "Can civilization recover after collapse?".

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Анатолий Ручка
Анатолий Ручка

Yes but the answer is we will collapse dut to climate unless we build Creative Society

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PhantomPizza77
PhantomPizza77

@dark light of course civilisation will collapse, what are u talking about

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dark light
dark light

plus he got the wrong answer. the answer is no.

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Ashan
Ashan

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.

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Xarello111
Xarello111

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

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Sarah Don't T[A]P Me!!
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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ᅚBlank
ᅚBlank

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".

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TheZombyHamster
TheZombyHamster

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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pyropulse
pyropulse

Very interesting video; keep up the great work!

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FLOVV
FLOVV

“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.

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Anoyint
Anoyint

@Djcool Beat but we can love everyone

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Petrol_Forever
Petrol_Forever

@Matt wHo dOn't PuT oUt tHe EfFoRt

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Julian Luckee South
Julian Luckee South

@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.

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Lumina Spargo
Lumina Spargo

@Thegs nah... google trolley problem

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kingofank
kingofank

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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CassieCat6
CassieCat6

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.

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John Lock
John Lock

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)

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Sofia Pieris
Sofia Pieris

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!

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Rachel Keith
Rachel Keith

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 🤔

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soldierforlife7771
soldierforlife7771

The answer is "NO". We are not on the brink of collapse.

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đoan tran
đoan tran

ok

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Clown World
Clown World

@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

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Maallos334 Mi
Maallos334 Mi

@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

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Jarno
Jarno

To be honest, from 8:25 forward it sounded a lot like the anime Dr. Stone. Like having the information necessary to rebuild civilization and skip a huge part of the tech tree that we've tried so hard navigating.

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General Catkaa
General Catkaa

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.

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Shysterling28
Shysterling28

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.

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Freezer
Freezer

@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.

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Travis Jones
Travis Jones

@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

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foo mao seng
foo mao seng

I think the only way for our civilization to perish entirely, is when the Earth just spontaneously blew up and turned to space dust.

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Gustavo Guilbert
Gustavo Guilbert

"Did we manage to unlock a new fear for you?" Yes, it happens everytime I see a new Kurzgesagt video or learn a new thing. The possibilities of using the wrong way any knowledge is so great. The good thing is watching these videos show at least someone cares on not going the wrong path. Thanks guys!

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Dflaming 1
Dflaming 1

Things go wrong on large scales all the fucking time, in yearly terms, century terms, and especially historical terms. Yet everyone runs around like a chicken with its head cut off if they don't live in the plush part of the cycle. Learn how to tale care of yourself and your own.

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りゅ はやぶさRyu
りゅ はやぶさRyu

@Forryko 🤣

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Forryko
Forryko

My brain is like: BEEP, BEEP! New existential fear unlocked! Specifics: - Number assigned: 189 - Scale: The whole humanity. - Probability of coming true: Depends. Beeeeep..... The fear has been categorized and put to the archive. Sector C. 😄

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Pete D
Pete D

So you acknowledge every time you see something new like this it gives you a new fear? That’s exactly what the AI wants. The machine wants you afraid and anxious so you’re easier to control.

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JG Arena
JG Arena

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

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WISDOM FOR LIFE
WISDOM FOR LIFE

Humanity will survive.. but you may not if a catastrophe happens during your lifetime. Yea.. not sure I like the sound of that :D

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Sun Samadh
Sun Samadh

I always love kurzgesagt video and their concept and more their detail animation we can even think and what was it by just reading or hearing but kurzgesagt was working for us and making this ( and i like your details that in the intro the monkey hold and among us in the space and many more)😄

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LosingWeightUsingSimpleMath
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

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leedrbb1
leedrbb1

Wow just…..ufff hmmmm wow hmmmm just!!! Lol 😛😛😛😛😛😛😛😛😛

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Gutfried Von Guttenberg
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

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Анатолий Ручка
Анатолий Ручка

"Is civilization on the brink of collapse?" Answer is YES, if we won't build Creative Society.

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Mike Archibald
Mike Archibald

@Josias Lourenço "Love one another, as I have loved you" - Jesus "The meek shall inherit the earth" - same guy

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Gutfried Von Guttenberg
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

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Josias Lourenço
Josias Lourenço

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.

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Jul W
Jul W

@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

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Epic
Epic

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.

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Aureas
Aureas

Love how this channel went from science made simple to some activists wet dream

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Harris D. Afent.
Harris D. Afent.

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.

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Drak9
Drak9

if we keep doing what we are doing at the moment, our system will almost certainly collapse, it is invevitable

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