I'm paraphrasing general ideas here, but if you add somewhere you've got to subtract from somewhere as well. The end is nigh, as foretold by certain biblical prophecies. More than one had reached similar revelations. The figures represent various characteristics.For one, that matter is almost entirely empty space.
You must specify which resources; but generally, maybe. It's always better to prepare more beforehand than when it's too late. You may however be surprised by any stability demonstrated by nations on a more positive note. There may not be as much pessimism as one might hope and people work hard to paint a presentable image.Will our consumer-based society be the end of us all once those natural resources have been exhausted?
Long term degradation in everything. Perhaps an elite few ends up with most of the ability to influence policy. Investment in disciplines breeds a kind of variety and allows a culturation to thrive. A culture shouldn't always be looked at as the answer to everything or headed in the right direction.What, if any, are some of the long-term consequences for our species if we fail to invest in advancing the arts, sciences, and humanities and instead focus our investments in reproduction and consumption?