If you are are inclined to think about what faces humanity in the near future, I believe you will find the essay at www.http://guymcpherson.com/2013/07/collapse-awareness-and-the-tragic-consciousness/ entitled “Collapse Awareness and the Tragic Consciousness” to be a very well-worded discussion of that future. The essay is long and sometimes dry, but almost every paragraph brings up a new idea of what the future realistically holds for mankind. The comments that follow the essay are strikingly poetic in their nature and well worth the read as well.
This essay is not a comfortable read. The easiest reaction is to discard the ideas presented as complete garbage, but it does offer some ideas of how to think about what is happening to our world and how to cope, for coping is what is needed. What will happen will.