What Can We Learn From The Ancients?

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Is America a modern day Rome??

We have arrived at a time where Mankind as a sole population is growing to fast, some argue that we can no longer continue to increase our usage of natural resources whilst continuing to increase our population. In the past there have been multiple examples of vast empires over expanding to the point of collapse, these examples include the Maya, the Romans and the Greek empires. As a people can we use the historical evidence of past events to help ensure that we do not make the same mistakes as our predecessors? The documentary below describe how the great past empire of Rome collapsed due to their own greed and obsession with power? Whether or not we can learn form their mistakes it yet to be seen??