Maybe we will get ourselves together before then. But maybe we wont. While some sort of major collapse would be devistating, perhaps in the long run it would be a good thing. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Maybe from the rubble of collapse will rise the pheonix of a new world, one that has learned from the mistakes of the old one. . . Well, it's a nice thought, anyway. In the mean time, I think the person who recommended investing in Silver is wise, but I also think that even silver will be useless if there is nothing to buy with it. I am more of a survivalist than an investor. I recommend growing a garden and learning how to feed yourself so that if some disaster hits and grocery store shelves are bare, you, at least, will not starve.