We see it every day. The ills facing society that are leading us to our inevitable extinction. Do you know the name of the extinction period that we currently live in? Do you know what makes our current extinction period unique from all of the others?
If you believe that our current extinction as a species is an "out of mind, out of sight" kind of event, then you will be comforted by that belief, and will be happy to continue on your merry way through life. If, on the other hand, you are curious about the direction that mankind has chosen for itself, and the force behind our evolution, then follow me through the reasoning in DOOOMED - To Self-Extinction.