Mankind is engaged in the final explosion of human culture – where everything is bigger and better than real. We have left reality behind and now live in a super-reality – where everything is simply unbelievable, it is so wonderful.
Does this make you uneasy? It should, because this rapture (including its religious connotations) also implies the end of time – the worst of all possible times. The final collapse from which we may not recover.
“Now now, Hal. Calm down, don’t get overheated.” You probably are saying. “People have been saying this for thousands of years, and it never has happened.” My response to this reasonable reply is that people have been intuiting this for thousands of years for good reasons.
Deep down, we are fully aware of the insanity of unlimited human development – of making the world completely our own. We know this is an unstable situation and cannot last. We cannot play God forever – and we never really could.
This situation has not been getting gradually worse. It has been getting worse at an ever-increasing rate – at the same time things have seemed to be getting more and more wonderful. Wonderfulness can only go so far before it flips into its reverse. The rise and fall of civilizations has been unavoidable part of our progress. And we now have a global civilization – and are due for a global collapse.