I was able to hide myself in MMOs for a little while, but the world is still collapsing.
Not only do we have the oil supply interruptins in iraq, there's also MEND in nigeria. Both regions are developing a decentralized network style of conflict that is exceedingly hard for a state to defeat.
The infrastructure that we have has too many critical points which allow relatively cheap system-wide disruptions.
The solution is to build a more robust decentralized society, though that has it's own problems.
The impending sense of doom is crawling back. I feel like I need to be building a robust home manufacturing system. A desktop fabber, some biomass plastics, and cheap multi channel wireless mesh networking.