To REALLY understand what's going on right now, you'd have to look at it from a distance, but the entire planet is in on this one, so there's no "distance". The only other way to look at it objectively is from the perspective of history, but we haven't lived through it yet. Of course after we have lived through it, this period in human history will be easily explained, and it will have a name. If I had the time, I'd run a contest to guess what that name would be. If I DID run such a What-name-will-future-historians-give-to-this period?" contest, (which I'm not) what would your entry/suggestion be?Hmmm?