Habitats come and go. Environments change and species adapts. Humans have learned not only to adapt to their surroundings, but also to exploit it to their own benefit and even to change it, setting it to their hand. It is in these makeable scapes that human societies developed. Always learning to make the most profitable situations out of the giving circumstances, was it food, money or housing. Improving the living quality for, in the beginning, the largest number of people and, later, just for the individual, has always been a key driving force for generations in the past and in the future. This need for more has great powers. It can generate great innovations and prosperity, but will eventually not satisfy itself and therefore yields its own collapse.
This cycle of temporary satisfactions and longer lasting collapse and regenerations can be observed in civilizations in the past, but it is also applicable to the current situation and perspectives in the future.