posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 05:34 PM
I'm not a doom-sayer, per se...more of a "gloom-sayer." That is, I don't expect a traumatic apocalyptic event. I just see a long, slow grind
downwards into a tattier, more frayed and seedy lifestyle. A more threadbare world, where things are increasingly cobbled-together out of toothpicks
and airplane glue, and everyone has an extra layer of grease on their faces. Crasser, cruder, darker...but the flame will gutter on.
I suppose you could read something about my psychology into it, but to be honest I see deep denial of home truths on every level, everywhere I look. I
don't think people are mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally, or financially prepared for the future, and I think it will lead to rusty
doldrums of "muddling through" and "just getting by." Piecemeal solutions will come and go, there will be lurches down followed by short-lived
mini-surges upward, and people will tell themselves everything is OK. Eventually I suspect many will find themselves retired and semi-senile, perhaps
living in high-school gymnasiums converted to emergency overflow old-folks homes. Stacked up like logs on mis-matched bunkbeds. Maybe they can take
solace in next-generation antidepressants and neural-interface virtual reality, swinging on a mind-vine through the forests of Pandora or realizing at
last (if only in their skulls) the tarnished fantasies of youth.
[edit on 1/17/10 by silent thunder]