This topic is nothing more than positive outlook vs. negative outlook because who knows what's coming down the road. The possibilities are endless, but I can't help thinking that our society and current standard of living is but a house of cards. There is such a long list of disasters that can happen, that can knock down our house of cards and take humans back to survival mode without much time for anything else except finding the next meal. Sure we might recover from these events, but we will have to do it with less resources than we had before. For instance we might be able to slow global warming, but not enough to completely stop the oceans from rising enough to make just about all coastal cities unlivable. That's going to be a large percentage of the world population being displaced within just a few decades. That sounds like a lot of pain for all the worlds population.