9Global System Collapse


This refers to the possibility of the entire political and economic system being undermined and undergoing a fatal downfall. Factors triggering this could be bad policy decisions that produce anger or hostility within sections of the population, or conflicts over resources and political power. One area in which conflicts may

most obviously arise is over the unprecedented levels of inequality in society today around the world. Of course, the result of such conflicts or turmoil need not necessarily be utter collapse, but could lead to a new system being established that avoids such problems. The researchers warn of the danger of the creation of totalitarian states and say that they could also pose a major threat. Obviously, this is another area where predictions cannot really be made, so they do not offer a figure for the potential risk.

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