Descriptions of the Nondescript

Our ethical bankruptcy is going to kill us, not a virus.

One thing science fiction does is imagine a future where large technical advances have brought change. We as the science fiction community rarely address the real issues of change at a societal level other than to pick some random event like a nuclear war over oil or environmentalism or something and run with it.

Maybe it's time someone extrapolated the effects of the problem this article is showing so starkly. Maybe I'll add it to my bucket of story ideas...