July 14, 2024

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Humans can become trapped in irreversible situations that affect their well-being, because of the consequences of its development. These are called positions “Evolutionary traps” They are the result of innovations that were initially successful, but are now generating global problems, says a study published by the Stockholm Resilience Center (Sweden).

The authors of the study, which appears in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, He analyzed 14 examples of evolutionary trapsAmong them are artificial intelligence, chemical pollution, infectious diseases, agriculture, economic growth, global cooperation, and climate change. These traps could hinder humanity’s development and cause its collapse.

Scientists pointed this out 12 of these traps are at an advanced level, meaning that humanity is approaching the point of no return. The other two traps, related to technology and digital transformation, are less advanced, but they also pose a danger.

However, the researchers stated that There is hope if social change occurs. Scientist Peter Søgaard Jørgensen said: “We can all do something very simple: engage more in issues of nature and society, and recognize the positive and negative consequences of our local actions in the world.”

(Information from RT)

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