It is coming. There is nothing that will be done in time to change it. As energy becomes scarcer and more expensive it will enforce changes on to the ATE (Anglo-TV-Empire) way of life. Localization and building of community are the answers.
Some problems are:
- Water availability
- Medical access
Some other issues I foresee are that the culture at larges suggests many have a sense of entitlement to luxury. I see evidence of this in the credit-marketing. That sense of entitlement will be the cause of most of our trouble between people. The sad thing is that the same sense of entitlement will be the cause of a collapse. What really bothers me is that many, many, elements are stacked to favour a collapse at the moment. Those pieces are:
- Credit hyper-extension
- Energy price rises and scarcities
- Increasing police state laws and attitudes
- Culture of entitlement
- Skill-shortage for true production and manufacturing
My take is that we have about 3-7 years before our life is so different that we look back at 2008/2009 as the year it all fell.