It may be a matter of social and psychological necessity that this kind of monumental existential threat – to which we have perhaps long been desensitised by repetition and the droning monotony of unnecessarily adversarial ideological and political competition – carry more impact, more information entropy and cultural gravity when they become a tangible, material, lived experience.

Even as the world, the environment, and the technological acceleration around us rapidly changes, we adapt and accept as normative and axiomatic those new (transient) conditions and experience of reality; it is a psychological coping mechanism.  Is it possible that we might become in some way culturally and cognitively desensitised to a future omnipresence of cascading disasters in the same way we did to the decades of substantive warning as to its imminent arrival?

Context: Preparing for the Era of Disaster

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