Of course, people react to negative changes in a wide variety of ways. But these days, the negativity has become overwhelming. So we get social violence and instability, accelerated by the rocket fuel of social media.
Nice analogy with Seldon, Fondation and fall of empire.
I think we are slowly going down until some event that gonna push us way “down” fast.
Our society, like all previous complex societies, is on a rollercoaster. Impersonal social forces bring us to the top; then comes the inevitable plunge. But the descent is not inevitable. Ours is the first society that can perceive how those forces operate, even if dimly. This means that we can avoid the worst – perhaps by switching to a less harrowing track, perhaps by redesigning the rollercoaster altogether.
Truth, but I do not see it happening, i beilive we (each one of us) simply need to work on our own “micro” Fondation.