Terry Frazier makes an important point:
Current futurists and military analysts like John Robb (my source for the original story) are busily deconstructing the projected fall of the nation-state, peak oil, the rise of non-state entities, etc all of which is important. But no one seems to be thinking about my problems in the way that Davidson and Rees-Mogg did – deciphering what all this chaos means to the individual – and more importantly what to do about it.
Some of this concern is mitigated by a point Robb makes in his book, that we are in an era of superempowered groups, not yet in that era of empowered individuals.
That stated, I too want to see the conversation move to what individuals can do to help shape thee communities Robb focuses on from the bottom up. For example, a very basic step would be to move off grid, or to set up collective group-buys of off-grid systems and the like.