I just can’t get on board with the inherent doom and gloom involved.
I get that. Ultimately, this thesis is self-refuting.
Essentially, it is a restatement of the “Precautionary Principle”. But the question is always something like “If we don’t know what will be the source of our ruination, how do we know that our ruination won’t be caused by some action not taken?”
I share your view that the real “vaccine” against this sort of risk is found in highly distributed systems and highly diffused power. More than anything else, that is probably the root of all of my social/political views. Voluntary interactions, freely entered and freely not-entered, are the root of a moral society.