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Will this happen?

By breaking down, I mean, no economy, money, jobs or anything like that. No schools or doctors and no organisation whatsoever. The world will have just descended into a mass of anarchy.
Children would be born but they wouldn't go to school and just do as they please, ill people wouldn't go to hospital because there would be no doctors or hospitals or NHS. There would literally be no law and order or organisation.

Can you see this happening within the next 100 years? If not, why?
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No, because the big people want their money and their extravagant lifestyles.
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No I don't see it, there'll always be someone in charge, interesting thing to think about though.
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No, because the big people want their money and their extravagant lifestyles.
But they won't be around forever. What happens when today's young people are in their 50s 60s and older? Who would be in charge then?
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No... why would this happen?
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No... why would this happen?
Umm, it's obvious?
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Umm, it's obvious?
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Of course it will eventually. Though I think that even in the worst of apocalypses the rich elites will be imposing some form of control on people. The question for the rich is whether any particular oppressive action will upset the power balance (either economically or with hard power) within their lifetimes, the next fifty years. A complete breakdown in law and order would damage things on that timescale.

However, in an economy predicated on growth, the people must always be squeezed a bit more year on year, to the point where it's a very fine line between pushing them too far and popular revolt, which dents the power and income of the rich on a generational scale.

The democratic system helps to prevent popular revolt being a revolution. Rather, it is more likely to be a democratic revolution, like with the Nazis. A democratic revolution proceeds slowly, allowing the powerful to either flee or adapt into new roles within the revolution. A proper revolution proceeds too quickly for this and the rich end up going under the guillotine.

Of course one could argue that with globalisation the globally mobile elite are now able to escape any revolutionary situation in any country, which means in the long term they should be able to hop round the globe pillaging as they go and getting out in the nick of time.

The question of technology, spying, robot armies etc, may change things in that the rich do not need the middle classes taking their side any more. However, I would hope that the way it would happen would be oppression would stifle the people's "thinking time", so technological advancement (and maintenance) would slow down and halt. And also things like people wouldn't be able to afford an Internet connection or smartphone for example, so they find it easier going off grid.
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(Original post by thoyub)
Umm, it's obvious?
Educate me.
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Will this happen?

By breaking down, I mean, no economy, money, jobs or anything like that. No schools or doctors and no organisation whatsoever. The world will have just descended into a mass of anarchy.
Children would be born but they wouldn't go to school and just do as they please, ill people wouldn't go to hospital because there would be no doctors or hospitals or NHS. There would literally be no law and order or organisation.

Can you see this happening within the next 100 years? If not, why?
Why would that happen? Nobody in the world wants that to happen, especially not the only people who could make it happen, the rich elite.

Besides, if stone age tribes, and indeed chimpanzees, can manage to have basic social organisation, I think humans, who have reached into space and survived two World Wars in a century, will be able to.
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(Original post by lonelyknight)
No, because the big people want their money and their extravagant lifestyles.

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No I don't see it, there'll always be someone in charge, interesting thing to think about though.
It is possible, but unlikely in the near future. Those who think such an occurrence to be impossible are either naive or in denial. Some type of cataclysm would most likely be required. The most obvious would be WMDs. All it would take is several attacks in a few major population centers and the chain reaction to the worlds economy would be beyond devastating. Other possibilities would be plague or just simply an economic collapse chain reaction. I don't expect a complete social breakdown, but I would never say such an event is impossible.
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Look at the way young people act these days. Soon they'll be running the country.
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Educate me.
We have a generation of young people who think smoking and drugs are good for you, they think it's ok to make fun of 9/11 victims in nightclubs (and they actively do it).
These people will never be able to become doctors or lawyers or politicians. (not that they even want to) Society is bound to crumble.
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Why would that happen? Nobody in the world wants that to happen, especially not the only people who could make it happen, the rich elite.

Besides, if stone age tribes, and indeed chimpanzees, can manage to have basic social organisation, I think humans, who have reached into space and survived two World Wars in a century, will be able to.
The young people of today will soon be trying to run the country and they aren't exactly going the right way to get good jobs or go anywhere in life.

If we have no politicians or doctors or anything like that, how can society survive? I'm telling you, it will collapse completely within 100 years.
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(Original post by thoyub)
We have a generation of young people who think smoking and drugs are good for you, they think it's ok to make fun of 9/11 victims in nightclubs (and they actively do it).
These people will never be able to become doctors or lawyers or politicians. (not that they even want to) Society is bound to crumble.
No one thinks Smoking and "drugs" are good for them.
It is ok to make fun of 9/11 victims (even though the students weren't)

I remember some of your old threads. You're either a clueless idiot or a troll. Take your pick
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It's unlikely, barring some kind of catastrophic event as others have already mentioned.

Mostly because even in situations where we have had no politicians, doctors, and anyone else (i.e. most of the species history), humans either self-organise or organise without structural influences, politicians, governments and so on. Even in the proper Mad Max scenarios, there's a level of order. There'll always be a Tina Turner.

But I don't think you actually believe what you're writing, unless you're actually The Sun/Daily Mail in human form. "Broken Britain!" Which makes me silly for replying to it.
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When zombies attack, yes.
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(Original post by thoyub)
We have a generation of young people who think smoking and drugs are good for you, they think it's ok to make fun of 9/11 victims in nightclubs (and they actively do it).
These people will never be able to become doctors or lawyers or politicians. (not that they even want to) Society is bound to crumble.
This is exactly what was said years ago about the teenagers of the 50s, 60s and 70s. Didn't happen. It was said about the people from the 20s. Didn't happen. There is evidence from Vergil and Livy that Romans complained constantly about young people with long hair and messy tunics scrawling graffiti all over the cities - and Rome had a good 3-400 years after that.
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(Original post by thoyub)
We have a generation of young people who think smoking and drugs are good for you, they think it's ok to make fun of 9/11 victims in nightclubs (and they actively do it).
These people will never be able to become doctors or lawyers or politicians. (not that they even want to) Society is bound to crumble.
No.
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if islam isnt implemented, then probably yes.
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