Answer: We have reached the maximum fulfillment of the ego today, so it is folding in on itself. It is like the Hydra (the mythological serpent) that begins to eat itself.
Therefore, all of the sciences, arts, our society, our mutual relations, and mankind gradually are reaching an end. This process is not typical only of the sciences, but also of the economy, commerce, and the family. Everything in the world is managed by the ego that has reached a dead end and is beginning to devour itself.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/28/16