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Is Civilization On The Brink Of Collapse?
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What We Owe The Future is available now — you can get it wherever you get your (audio)books or here:  amazon.com/What-Owe-Future-William-MacAskill/dp/1541618629 This video was sponsored by the author, Will MacAskill. Thanks a lot for the support. Sources & further reading: sites.google.com/view/sources-civilization-collapse/ At its height, the Roman Empire was home to about 30 % of the world’s population, and in many ways the pinnacle of human advancement. Rome became the first city in history to reach one million inhabitants and was a center of technological, legal, and economic progress. An empire impossible to topple, stable and rich and powerful. Until it wasn’t anymore. First slowly then suddenly, the most powerful civilization on earth collapsed. If this is how it has been over the ages, what about us today? Will we lose our industrial technology, and with that our greatest achievements, from one dollar pizza to smartphones or laser eye surgery? Will all this go away too? OUR CHANNELS ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ German: kgs.link/youtubeDE Spanish: kgs.link/youtubeES French: kgs.link/youtubeFR Portuguese: kgs.link/youtubePT Arabic: kgs.link/youtubeAR Hindi: kgs.link/youtubeHI Japanese: kgs.link/youtubeJA Korean: kgs.link/youtubeKO HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT US? ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ This is how we make our living and it would be a pleasure if you support us! Get Products designed with ❤ shop-us.kurzgesagt.org Join the Patreon Bird Army 🐧 kgs.link/patreon DISCUSSIONS & SOCIAL MEDIA ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ TikTok: kgs.link/tiktok Reddit: kgs.link/reddit Instagram: kgs.link/instagram Twitter: kgs.link/twitter Facebook: kgs.link/facebook Discord: kgs.link/discord Newsletter: kgs.link/newsletter OUR VOICE ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ The Kurzgesagt voice is from Steve Taylor: kgs.link/youtube-voice OUR MUSIC ♬♪ ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ 700+ minutes of Kurzgesagt Soundtracks by Epic Mountain: Spotify: kgs.link/music-spotify Soundcloud: kgs.link/music-soundcloud Bandcamp: kgs.link/music-bandcamp Youtube: kgs.link/music-youtube Facebook: kgs.link/music-facebook The Soundtrack of this video: Soundcloud: bit.ly/3JZJqMu Bandcamp: bit.ly/3zYselJ If you want to help us caption this video, please send subtitles to subtitle@kurzgesagt.org You can find info on what subtitle files work on YouTube here: support.google.com/youtube/answer/2734698?hl=en-GB&ref_topic=7296214 Thank you! 🐦🐧🐤 PATREON BIRD ARMY 🐤🐧🐦 ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ Many Thanks to our wonderful Patreons (from kgs.link/patreon) who support us every month and made this video possible: Lauritz David Jr, sploop146, Jun Mr., Bill L., IamTooth, Osvaldo Laurido, 예은 정, Jacob Charles Carino, Mathew Kleppin, Vivaan Gupta Reddy Vaka, Sujasha Gupta Vaka, PhD., Peter Kvalsvik, Amrith Prasad Vengalath, Connor Foster, Kurtis Odom, Liam Cartwright, 宗次 佐山, Adv3ntur0us, 갈치 금, David Baum, Dodge Ostrander, Mokking, Óscar Díaz, Kyle Vondra, Alexis-Walid Ahmed, Logan Schultz, Leonardo Shinagawa, Soupy, Cormac, Norman, mastermate, Cyrus, Justin Rosenberg, Psychosadistic, Cezar Munteanu, naliquinra, MikhailTalsQueen, Ben Mann, Alfredo, Sacha de Rosner, May, SISCANU MIHAIL, April Harris, TERRIKA R COAKLEYMCCOY, Carl Stone, JC, Katrina Yaggi, Thom Henri, Adam Everitt, Scott McNay, Republic, Adam Teger, Olivier L'Italien, Ben Zimmerman, KebDoe, Jakub Adamów, TMan87, Saidi, Matthew Chassot, Josh Weaver, Larry Cohen, André Simões, Matias Espinozas, setiawan, Loki, Garret Autry, Ducky, Widdy, Foxe



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