And the people in these societies had to change themselves, to make everything work. People are very adaptable, and can survive almost any situation. Badly damaged, perhaps – but still able to reproduce.
The overall result was a complex of many interrelated components. Where the concept of causation could not be used – because everything caused everything else!
Plus something else – the people involved did not know this was the situation. In fact, they did not know much of anything – there was so much going on, they could not cope with it – and they decided to know nothing!
The World had gone on auto-pilot – but that pilot was not working very well. People could fly on Jetliners, but these were running out of fuel. The Global Economy was working – but not very well.
And this situation was getting worse all the time. The World had gone through a boom, and was now headed for a bust.