The Industrial Revolution stopped before it was ever completed. The aftermath is not a clean and developed world, but lost knowledge and civilizational decline.
This is an audio version of “The End of Industrial Society,” written by Samo Burja and originally published in Palladium Magazine on March 24, 2021. Audio narration in this Brief is provided via synthetic voice. Imperfections in the audio may remain.
Samo Burja is a sociologist and the founder of Bismarck Analysis, a firm that analyzes institutions, from governments to companies. His research work focuses on the causes of societal decay and flourishing. He writes on history, epistemology, and strategy.