Douglas this was an immensely satisfying story to read, as it ticked off all my confirmation bias checkboxes, confirming what I believe to be true, based on my own research over the past few years… except one, the final point you made about always needing new innovations to satisfy growth.
There is one final innovation which will end the spell of greed, and even reverse many aspects of it, undoing much of the damage, though it probably will never be able to bring back the many lives lost to date.
The final innovation is free money.
That will lead to every individual finally having the capability of realising their full potential in our networked world.
It will make all humans bloom in a way similar to how sunlight works in nature, all things bloom from nature’s empowerment medium; energy, eternally, for nothing in return.
Thanks for posting!