The Coming Wave Page #55
Q: Are you talking about the culture conflicts that develop?
MA: No, culture is like Jello. It is always changing and reshaping itself. The issue we need to concern ourselves with - is the one of species survival. Our problem, as a species, is that we are facing a Third Wave.
It is the factor that makes any extrapolation from the data we have been discussing moot. The Second Wave rising out of the developing world is being overtaken by the deadly Third Wave - and it is targeted at our very existence.
Q: You say there is a Third Wave coming. Is this to be in our lifetime?
MA: It is not coming - it is here. While we discuss very small outbreaks of every exotic disease known, the real killer keeps penetrating our species until it has reached global saturation.
And that saturation of geography and culture is now complete.
The harsh reality is that our species is challenged over and over to survive. And that outcome is in question.
Come back tomorrow afternoon and we will examine this Third Wave and the carnage that is flowing in its wake.