There’s plenty of evidence all around us. Major advances are being made in robotics, computers, communications, transport, medicine, surgery, nanotechnology, aeronautics, commerce, agronomics, security, and social media. You will soon be able to ask your smart watch to use an app to order food that will be delivered by a drone to your door while a driverless car takes you home using social media to avoid traffic jams. When you see a trendy jacket on the street, you can order it in minutes. When a robber is trying to break in your front door and you are not at home, you can tell them to get lost while the cops are being called. There are dozens of new inventions and capabilities, and more and more every day.
I never denied there are a large number of serious problems, only that these are problems we’ve had before and worse. We’ve had these problems and survived them all without a hint of collapse. Just because things aren’t perfect doesn’t mean they aren’t getting better. It certainly doesn’t mean there is any danger of imminent collapse.