A team of NASA-funded mathematicians have crunched the numbers, and the result is kind of bleak: If we continue on the path that we’re on now, civilization has anywhere from 150 to 250 years before it collapses. What’s more, even if we do take steps to stop it, in the words of the study, it will be “difficult to avoid.”
By reducing humanity to four variables – elites, commoners, nature, and wealth – and modifying these four factors, the study was able to prove that only two factors plague societies: economic stratification and ecological collapse. To those with a wary eye cast towards histor...
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