We are privileged to be living at a fascinating (and epochal) time in human history. The incipient foundations of Western Civilisation were laid in 1500B.C. in Egypt. Sometimes slowly and incrementally, other times with great institutional and technological spurts, we moved from the domestication of animals and edible plants, to iPhones.
Now, 3,500 years later, the winds of change are gusting. The only question being: is this the complete collapse of civilization, or just another change of location for its centre?
Put another way, should one hide out in the nowheresville of somewhere like Paraguay where the effects of the collapse will not be quite so dreadful? Or should one relocate to Eastern Europe or Asia?
It seems to me – seems, note – that it is best to wait a little longer to see which way that wind gusts.
As I said, a fascinating time.