Gunther: Elites eventually consume too much
Loucifer: Come on Earth, just hold your shiat together for another 40 years!
CruJones: Why is NASA studying economics and social psychology?
Nightjars: What's the mother of invention? I can't remember..
Click Click D'oh: FTFA: "A new study sponsored by Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution."Time to defund NASA. Seems they've completely forgotten what their mission is supposed to be.
FormlessOne: *sticks fingers in years, shouts "LALALALALALALA" to drown out scary things...*
Click Click D'oh: FormlessOne: *sticks fingers in years, shouts "LALALALALALALA" to drown out scary things...*Where did I say such things shouldn't be studied? I didn't, so go light your strawman on fire.NASAs mandate is to shoot people and things into space in the name of science and conduct kick arse atmospheric research, not sociology and economics. We've got other people for that. If NASA doesn't want to do it's job, it's time to defund them.
Gunther: FTA: "... accumulated surplus is not evenly distributed throughout society, but rather has been controlled by an elite. The mass of the population, while producing the wealth, is only allocated a small portion of it by elites, usually at or just above subsistence levels...the Elites eventually consume too much, resulting in a famine among Commoners that eventually causes the collapse of society "Dang, there's gonna be a lot of WHARGARBL on Fox when they hear about this study.
Pharmdawg: and the wealthy elites laughed it off and kept on drinking and partying and irrevocably farking things up.
zeroman987: I am SICK of subsidizing big corporations, and I am SICK of having my tax dollars paying to keep Wal-Mart (and all of those other horrible places) open. Those are the real welfare queens sucking on the government teet.
mr lawson: ever consider that living and working in space might...just might...have economic and sociology implications and in order to properly model them ya kindda need a reference model?
mr lawson: Loucifer: Come on Earth, just hold your shiat together for another 40 years!buddy...in 40 years the shiat will be hitting the fan so hard everybody will be covered./actually expecting it to start in 35yrs
patagoniantoothfish: But don't worry - NASA have also recorded a series of cryptic messages that we can open at various stages of the collapse to help guide us through various crises and thus shorten the period of darkness and chaos.
lorosammy: This article is too long to read. Can someone just read it and let me know if I need to buy lots of homebrewing supplies to help me survive the "Collapse?"
Gone In 26 Minutes: And 35+ years ago, people were saying the same thing - except it was during the Cold War era which was also supersrsbsns that people thought couldn't be avoided. For decades now, we've supposedly been on the brink of some catastrophe or another caused by something.
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