Author: Rian Bezuidenhout
Epub ISBN: 978-1-925635-56-0
Mobi ISBN: 978-1-925635-57-7
Print ISBN: 978-1-925635-55-3
About the project
We received the file as a word document and first of used our cover design services to create the cover. Then we proceeded with the book layout which involved the restructuring of over 20 complex graphs and images. Overall it ended up looking great. Once the print book was sent off to our printer, we then commenced the ebook conversion process, then uploaded to our vendors above.
About the book
Are we running the risk that society will collapse? If so, how did we come to be here and what are we doing to manage the risk?
There are several factors contributing to our risk profile, namely population growth, natural resource depletion, climate change, diminishing returns and our socio-political system that are not aligned with sustainability. Despite our cognisance of these factors, we trust in continued advance (especially in the field of technology) to keep us ahead in the race between advance and collapse, a race we created by constructing our governing system, culture and thought patterns on growth.
Life on cloud nine has never been this good. We are the most advanced, peaceful, wealthy and healthy society to ever have existed. It is difficult to envisage an alternative while you are on the peak of societal achievement. Like previous complex and successful societies, we barely alter course or reconsider our successful recipes to adequately address our risks. And like every other complex society that went before us, we are running into a dramatic decline of societal complexity.
About the Author
Rian holds a PhD in engineering and has worked in the mining industry across countries and with a number of commodities. He authored several academic papers and this is his first book. The book was inspired by inconsistencies that face our daily lives and the nagging question of what these imply. He is the proud father of three children
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