posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 06:52 PM
If we were faced with devistation as a society or coming up with alternative power sources for double every bit of power we consume today, we could
have them all online in 3 years. From beginning of research to large scale manufacture, distribution, and installation.
Unfortunately the problem is not that simple. For products to come to market, they must be competatively cost effective to be profitable.
This slows down the process considerably and makes the path bumpy and uncertain.
Unlike the Chinese who can dictate a nationwide restructuring, but lack the originality to conceive of a unique approach. We have the creativity, but
the openess of our society constrains our ability to apply.
Perhaps the world is better off with a mix where the interaction causes cross benefits, like the competition which is going on today to spur the
implementation of better solutions. I know we are not taught to think in those terms and they may seem heretical, but we should have learned something
from our own diversity about the benefits.
The difference is where in the scale of things you apply the diversity, so it is not so radical a departure. So you see the concept of using the old
paradigm of war to compete over diminshing returns is not only outmoded thinking, and ineffectual. It is also un-American, un-British, un European. I
don't know how to phrase the scope, how about un-evolved, like the dinosaur.
We need to put the worlds remaining dinosaurs out to pasture, and focus on our needs. We are all trapped on this tiny spinning ball at the bottom of a
gravity well, which we have not really learned to overcome. If we continue to behave like dinosaurs, we will become dinosaurs, and perhaps the future
dominant life form of the planet will use us as a fuel source.
[edit on 5-9-2008 by Cyberbian]