Western nations are transitioning. But not in a good way.
People living here used to have the abundance to travel and meet people face-to-face. In the near future, travel will be limited to mass migration only, and business travelers will have to to talk to colleagues in online conferences.
That’s not progress. That’s poverty. It means Western nations can no longer afford to burn the kerosine to transport people by air, nor can we afford the oil needed to fuel cars and buses. Electric cars aren’t going to save us, either. They’ll just limit our range.