Are we seeing the end of how the world is? Will we all lose everything?
The Club of Rome published a book, The Limits of Growth, in 1972. They used computer models to come up with four forecasts based on population growth, consumption, industrial output, pollution, depletion of resources, and other factors. If nothing was done to alter current trends, they predicted, there will be a catastrophic crash sometime in the next 100 years. When it happens, it will include steep reductions in industrial output and population.
Recently these projections were revisited by one of the original authors, who assessed the situation today, 50 years later. He found very little had been done to reverse these trends, and updated the statistics which clearly show where this inaction is leading us. Based on this information, he estimates the crash will likely happen sometime around 2040. But while that particular date might be arbitrary, a day of reckoning seems inevitable, and not that far off.
I doubt I'll be around, and that's okay!