Q: So what will the future look like as this plays out?
A: Well I would suggest at the end of this century, in almost 100 years, we could have some anthropologist interviewing the last materialistic guy with the sticker on his car saying he who has the most toys when he dies has won. But in the meantime, it will be a mix.
Q: So really, what it amounts to is that materialistically, we have won so far that now the game changes back to nonmaterialistic things. We've solved the materialistic survival problems for the most part. So we now turn to other survival problems.
A: Yes. Only some of us have not realized it yet. So we are like Donald Duck when he runs off a cliff. He won't stop running in the air until he realizes there is no ground underneath. Then he [starts] dropping.