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|Quote (Tracy P. Hamilton @ Sep. 12 2012,14:28)|
|Quote (midwifetoad @ Sep. 12 2012,13:11)|
|Putting on my pessimist cap, it looks a bit like 1938 in the world today. Perhaps after the next world war, the infrastructure will be rebuilt around renewable energy.|
Documentaries from the future (Mad Max and the Thunderdome, and Riverworld) show that we will still rely on petroleum's long dead hand. Don't ask about the green stuff being served as food.
I'm thinking were are entering a new cold war. I hope it's cold.
But petroleum could get more expensive real fast, and that's really what it will take. It would be one of the better scenarios if we were forced to engineer and build new infrastructure on something like a wartime footing.
I still think the magnet problem is deeper than acknowledged, assuming small generators are going to replace centralized ones.
”The 2nd law states how systems work when no intelligence is involved.”