What defines a dark age; what would a dark age look like post-industrialization? When I say the future doesn’t seem bright and label that a dark age, am I meaning a collapse of technology into medieval living standards, or maybe I’m just complaining about technology making me unhappy? This is to try to be specific about the types of problems I see in dark futures, that I feel I realistic, and suggest something has gone terribly wrong.
One of the possible futures I see happening is things get actaully unconfortable: uncertiony about food, eletericy is spotty and expensive, (morden) climate control is expensive enough to be unused or broken for the majority of the population, governence breaks down signifgently, voilent gangs roam the cities till poeple flee that shit. For 3 or so years. Then things get very productive and sane. This requires a few thoerys to justify and must be fairly reasonably predictive: