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The Era of Response

The third stage of the process of collapse, following what I’ve called the eras of pretense and impact, is the era of response

The Era of Impact

The era of impact is the point at which it becomes clear to most people that something has gone wrong with the most basic narratives of a society...

The Era of Pretense

The decline and fall of a civilization isn’t a single event, or even a single linear process; it’s a complex fractal reality composed of many different events on many different scales in space and time.

The Whisper of the Shutoff Valve

Meanwhile,in Detroit and Baltimore, tens of thousands of residents are in the process of losing their access to water and electricity.

The Death of the Internet: A Pre-Mortem

´╗┐There was, as it happened, a small problem with the 2707, a problem it shared with all the other SST projects; it made no economic sense at all. ´╗┐

A Field Guide to Negative Progress

In an age of contraction and decline—or, shall we say, negative expansion?—most dependencies are problematic, and some are lethal.

The Retro Future

Is it just me, or has the United States taken yet another great leap forward into the surreal over the last few days?

John Michael Greer: The God Of Technological Progress May Well Be Dead

The stories running our heads influence everything from our beliefs to our values to our actions.

The Burden of Denial

The non-negotiable foundation of any meaningful response to the crisis of our time, as I’ve pointed out more than once here, can be summed up conveniently with the acronym L.E.S.S.—that is, Less Energy, Stuff, and Stimulation.

Atlantis Won't Sink, Experts Agree

If you’re like most Atlanteans these days, you’ve heard all sorts of unnerving claims about the future of our continent.
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