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Originally posted by sardion2000
For some reason this whole situation reminds me of Y2K. Now I know allot of people on here think that was a hoax, but let me tell you from someone who was employed by a high-tech company at that time, It was a very serous problem that the suits ignored till literally the last minute. Now Peak Oil is here and allot of people are ignoring(including allot of the same suits who ignored Y2K until it became obvous that ignoring it could be catastrophic. I don't know wether this will be solved in the last minute like that crises, I don't really think we should bet the farm that we will succeed and start to make contingency plans like right now!
The Y2K problem might in some ways resemble the peak oil problem, but it cannot be solved by adding or changing some code in a program, it's much more complicated than that, the solution requires much more time, I'm talking about decades here.