posted on Jul, 14 2011 @ 04:10 PM
I think what you are describing is something that is about to become a reality over the next fifty or so years.
Things I have seen over the last few years demonstrates to me that humanity is in for major changes.
The big kicker is that we have reached peak oil. All my research shows that this has indeed happened, early 2008, and that this fact has been heavily
covered up, and most of the world is in denial. The decline in oil will become very significant over the next five years.
Without the huge reserves of sweet light crude to feed our energy demands, the world's economy will be forced to restructure. There is no way for
our society to continue to function the way it currently functions.
Currently the worlds market evolves around planned obsolescence, because that is what keeps the super rich in power. This is what creates the largest
amount of waste of energy. This will end, and the corporate powers that currently dominate the markets will slowly become irrelevant. The industrial
revolution created these vast monsters of the markets, because early industry required large amounts of capital, combined with the rise of oil and its
effects on industry. With current technology, mass production can be done on a far smaller scale, so the need for giant corporations is already
coming to an end.
Our urban sprawls were created for mass consumption of oil, and as the cheap to get get oil runs out, that will force mass changes in our social
structures. Small towns will become the norm again, and factory farming will come to an end. We can produce food efficiently, but that will mean an
end to factory farming, and more labor intensive forms of production that can only be achieved by smaller scales of production, smaller business
models, and far less centralized control.
These changes won't come easily, but in the end it will be much better for average working people.
We will drive much smaller, electric vehicles that can be produced locally, that will last much longer. With automation, we will be able to produce
what we need to live good lives. There won't be giant homes, and we will live much better lives. Without the influence of big oil to create this
consumption based society of a rat race, it will be honest work that pays off, rather than this big con game we are trapped in.
It will no longer be economically feasible to ship goods around the planet from slave labor markets. Vast amounts of assets will become worthless.
The bankers will loose their power and control. The time is at hand when the greed of global elites will be their undoing.
Wind power and bio-fuels that are produced locally, bio-diesel from hemp, will become the standard, and things will be built to last a long time to
conserve energy usage. Small farms and cottage industry will become the norm again. It won't be utopia, but it will be a better world.