posted on Feb, 15 2015 @ 06:46 AM
originally posted by: Thorneblood
This could turn out to be a good thing in the end. Necessity is the mother of invention and all that.
I totally agree. If it were not for WW2 we would probably not have computing, the mobile phone or the internet. Desperation seems to make us
incredibly inventive, and although it would probably be better to start working on things we can foresee far earlier, the financial commitment is not
likely to convince the powers that be to actually take action until we absolutely have to.
I've long thought the same thing when it comes to our energy use. We waste so much, while complaining about the costs and the risks in the future.
There is so much we could be doing right now to lower our energy consumption individually, which then adds up to massive savings nationally and
globally, if only we had the incentive to actually do it.