Is Mad Max Our Future? by Neil Degrasse Tyson and Bill Nye
Adam Rifkin stashed this in The Future
"You get scenarios like Mad Max because people spend their time looking down, instead of up." --NDT
Apocalyptic futures are the ones we get when say "why are we spending money up there instead of on the problems down here"; the people asking that question don't realize that the solutions can come from "up there". (Paraphrased).