Saturday, July 5, 2014

2210: The Collapse?

Today on Far Future Horizons we are going to travel 200 years into the future to see what the world would look like after civilization as we know it collapsed. Guided by author Jared Diamond, we'll piece together the remarkable story of what on earth triggered our decline.

How could a civilization that mastered the planet suddenly Collapse? The following documentary is based on Jared Diamond's bestselling book "Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed".

Imagine if hundreds of years from now, scientists excavated the abandoned ruins of some of our largest cities, what conclusions would future archaeologists come to regarding the collapse of our civilization?

It happened to the Romans, the Anasazi, and the Mayans and, inevitably, one day our own modern civilization could also fall.

In this two hour special discover how a future civilization might be baffled as to why the population of these once-great cities would suddenly abandon their technology and architecture, and turn their homes into ghost towns.

Some experts believe that there is a very real risk this could happen, and the collapse of the world as we know it is closer than we think.

Examining the parallels between cultures separated by hundreds of years, explore whether the key to preventing such a global collapse today could lie in finding renewable alternatives to our dwindling energy supplies and sustainable resources. Can we learn from the mistakes of the past before it’s too late?

2210: The Collapse? is available on DVD from Amazon Books.

2210: The Collapse?

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