That’s the real question. What characterizes civilization or a civilized society? If (or maybe when) some cataclysmic event occurs that completely destroys our current society, what would it take to rebuild it? Could we rebuild? Would we want to?
It could happen. I suspect that Roman citizens of, say, 50 B.C. probably thought that the Roman Empire would last forever – and we know how that turned out.
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