One character, Bertrand Zobrist, states that without a major plague in the coming years the human race will collapse in the next 100 years. Apparently if the human race's existence in earth was condensed to one hour we would literally be in the final seconds. Will, as Zobrist said, the current generation's offspring see the collapse of society as we know it?
When you think about it, it doesn't seem such an unbelievable statement. It took thousands and thousands of years for the population of humans on earth to reach one billion, yet only took a couple centuries to then reach seven billion, are we unknowingly staring face to face with a major crisis here?
I haven't finished Inferno, so please, no spoilers.
Edited by lzw3, 24 June 2013 - 06:35 AM.