Fascinating read and potential concept, especially given what we have witnessed in the US over the past few months. I am interested in the framing of this piece around ‘collapse’ and more specifically how ‘collapse’ may be differentiated from a more general reduction in relative power? Is there something specific about a ‘collapse’ that differentiates it from the standard tectonic shifts of power that we have observed over the course of all human history that makes prioritization more important?
In my opinion, the framing of a cause prioritization around ‘collapse’ creates risks of a false dichotomy, whereas more general prioritization on something like say institutional decision-making, policy-making or just more generally politics could provide a vast majority of the potential benefits that a cause priority focus on ‘collapse’ could bring. Simultaneously, these more general areas would likely provide more relevant insights with a higher likelihood of implementable positive social impact.