High technology civilizations and/or societies always end up self-destructing. During their times, Mesopotamia and Egypt were high technology empires. They self-destructed. Egypt, a client of the Yankee imperialists, is an army dictatorship today. And Mesopotamia is current day Iraq, where the Yankees brought the so-called democracy to that poor country's shores. It is in a state of civil war today.
The United States of America and the European Union started on this path on the first day of the XXI century.
It is not going to be pretty and you will be able to watch, in color, in front of your TV. But you will be totally broke and bankrupt.