On MIT Predicting Society’s Collapse in 2040

The civilization we should aim for is one that could prevent the predicted collapse, and it is built on universal love, interconnection, and mutual assistance. However, achieving such a state in human society requires acknowledging the flaws in our current civilization, that we relate to each other with an egoistic and divisive mindset instead of upgrading our relations to positively connect above our egos. Our challenge lies in exposing these flaws in our present way of life.

We must recognize the flaws of our egoistic attitudes in an increasingly interdependent world in either a positive or negative manner: either through blows of suffering that will eventually lead us to a positive state, or by revealing a path that will let us progress to a better world without having to experience the blows.

Given the current state of humanity’s competitive, materialistic, and individualistic way of life, it appears that we will have to develop through suffering. It now seems unlikely that humanity can recognize or understand this. Each person must first acknowledge the flaws in their inherent egoistic nature, and we can then begin a correction process where we each focus on self-transformation rather than trying to correct others.

Ideally, we hope to avoid significant blows, but the overall trend suggests otherwise. Our current path prioritizes individual success at the expense of others, leading to exploitation, manipulation, and abuse of all kinds. This trajectory should make us realize that we are enemies of each other, and likewise, we are also enemies of ourselves. The true enemy is not external but resides within. It is crucial to bring humanity to this realization as soon as possible.

Self-transformation and self-correction are necessary for a future where love and goodness triumph over evil. In a world filled with relations of love and mutual care, people will abandon unnecessary work, enjoy leisure activities, and care for their families.

They will find joy in simple pleasures like walks in the park, listening to birds singing and relating positively to each other, and being able to stop, greet, and talk pleasantly at length with anyone. This vision, while some might find it ideal, can also be considered naive. In reality, we understand our lives as involving struggles over resources, territory, and the like. But if we accept the direction to a civilization guided by principles of love and mutual consideration, then we will find plenty of struggles in the fact that we try to create and achieve a harmonious outcome together.

In a civilization with love and positive connection as its leading principles, the struggle will shift toward how to demonstrate more and more love for others. This will indeed be challenging. We can expect myriad dramas alongside joy and love. Dramas are an integral part of life, but ultimately, we will strive for mutual love and positive connection as our primary goal. We will then feel ourselves moving closer and closer to such a goal the more we value others over ourselves, and despite the challenges, we will experience a life of harmony, peace, and happiness increasingly widen ahead of us.

How can we prevent future wars?

The suffering and sorrow in the present war should awaken the feeling that we lack positive human connection. If we want to prevent future wars, then we need to connect harmoniously with each other and relate to such connection with paramount importance.

Moreover, in our closeness, we should discover a state of mutual responsibility. That is, if one person does something detrimental to others, then we all take responsibility for that act—we have yet to create the required unifying spirit throughout society that would make everyone willingly rise above their divisive and negative drives.

We should thus pray with all of our strength for our hearts to soften and understand that only our heart-to-heart connection can save humanity. We can then progress to a state of world peace.


Michael Laitman
Michael Laitman
Dr. Michael Laitman is a global thinker, a prolific author who has published over 40 books on a variety of topics including world affairs, economics, education, anti-Semitism, and Kabbalah. Laitman’s books have been published in more than thirty languages, including English, Russian, Spanish, French, Hebrew, German, Portuguese, Dutch, Turkish, Farsi, Chinese, Italian, and Arabic. Laitman is also a sought after speaker and columnist. To date, he has written for, or been interviewed by The New York Times, The Jerusalem Post, Huffington Post, Corriere della Sera, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, The Globe, RAI TV, and Bloomberg Television, among others. Dr. Laitman has thousands of students from around the world whom he teaches on his daily lessons. These lessons are offered with simultaneous interpretation in more than thirty languages, the main ones of which are English, Spanish, Hebrew, Italian, Russian, French, Turkish, German, and Chinese. In addition to the live lessons, Laitman has millions of students in over 100 countries around the world, who watch Laitman’s lessons at their own convenience or study through Laitman’s affiliate platforms such as KabU and MAC Online. Laitman has a PhD in Philosophy and Kabbalah from the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow and an MS in Medical Bio-Cybernetics from the Saint Petersburg State University. His latest book is available on Amazon: The Jewish Choice: Unity or Anti-Semitism.

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