I canÂ´t comment on "do humans have a future", and i suppose having a job in architecture is somewhat linked to this question
but I can say being an architect in Iceland is fabulous, great wages, plenty of work, mostly open minded clients. Ok, Ok, youÂ´re not often going to end up working on an architectural review featured super-building, but how often does this happen anywhere else? And who wants to just be an autocad monkey at the end of a line of grey architects (foster, all the usual suspects, you name them) just to get the chance to detail up the odd computer calculated "mutiple curvature" window? Here work is good, it feels honest, and itÂ´s inherently satifying. My impression from having grown up in Britain and having worked there for a time is that there is probably no more stagnant atmosphere of architecture anywhere in the world! Truly depressing
Now the dutch, they know how to engender a real sense of "enjoyable architecture".
Though I accept they are probably more full of shit than any other bunch of bs spouting architects.