Some time ago I was confronted with a lesson from a professor called : Dr. Albert A
Which he gave in a lecture to his students.
It is actually easy to understand and I recommend everyone interested and even those who are not to check out the videos I'm about to post.
Luckily for us someone was smart enough to film and post this lesson on you tube.
8 videos that last for about 10 minutes each. I think that is pretty cool cause everyone can find a ten minute _ I did to and the result was
that I finished them all later that day.
The most important video you'll ever seen.
Episode 1 Arithmetic, population and energy.
The poster on You tube wrote this.
1.4 million views for an old codger giving a lecture about arithmetic? What's going on? You'll just have to watch to see what's so damn amazing
about what he (Albert Bartlett) has to say.
I introduce this video to my students as "Perhaps the most boring video you'll ever see, and definitely the most important." But then again, after
watching it most said that if you followed along with what the presenter (a professor emeritus of Physics at Univ of Colorado-Boulder) is saying,
it's quite easy to pay attention, because it is so damn compelling.
In the video.
The exponential function is used to describe everything that grows steadily, for example 5% a year.
He explains in the videos how you can calculate the doubling time and what it means for the future.
10 times doubling means that 10th time is 10 times more then what you had the 9th doubling.
Just like with the Richter scale that is used to measure earthquakes or the VEI index to grade a volcanic eruption. These are also exponential.
This is an old lecture and it makes a lot of sense to me. Don't know if there are any significant changes since...
What I understand is that he explains the basics about exponential growth. I don't see how that can change. Feel free to correct me. I could be
Again. Please give it a chance ? I'm really interested in your thoughts about this lecture.
For those that can not watch the videos. I have found his work in writing to.
“The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function.”
Peak oil will happen, and the global depression will turn into a global collapse. Just remember that the elite have suppressed viable alternative
energy sources for decades, which only leads a sane man to conclude that this collapse is engineered as well... and that's only one tell !!
Join with like-minded individuals who are saving, learning skills, have talents. Start up an off-grid self-sustainable community and be set free from
the coming chaos. This is what I'm doing within 5 years somewhere in South America.
However, that isn't the reason for me to post this thread. I did because I think that this guy does not only explains how and why in an easy to
understand way. It also works for countless of other subjects that steadily grow.
In the end steady growth will destroy itself.
South America ? Which part are you planning to go ? If I may ask of course.
Without a new frontier, yes.. We went to the moon nearly a half-century ago. Why did we stop there? Hmm....I think I know why..the "useless eaters"
are not needed anymore now that tech/robotics will do all the grunt work.
I'm not really sure yet. Am working real hard and investing wisely to be well-off and able to run my businesses online, so plan on leaving the U.S.
within 3 years. I want to spend several months roaming SA to find the best spot to start a village community. Then I'll spend about two years meeting
people from all over the world in person and setting up the community just right.
I plan on having solar panels, wind tunnels, vertical hydro/aqua ponics, full algae/bio-reactor setup for a fuel source, etc.. on 500-2,000 acres.
Will need two of each major profession, plus a lot of farmers.
Completely preliminary phase right now. Just started networking online with like-minded individuals who can provide skills + talent, or financial
backing for the community. Let me know if you want in.
It's not what you do, it's what you can do. You're highly intelligent and perceptive ... not really judgmental. You'd be a valuable member of the
community, imo. Don't worry about 2012. If anything happens, it'll likely be because the elite want to scare the piss out of people. I think
there's a little more time left than that. End of 2015 is my marker, but I'm setting a 2 year before and after window from that point.
Anyways, the offer still stands if you change your mind in the future. There's still a ton of prep work to do before setting anything in stone.
If the thread does not draw too much attention it may simply be due to the 'crying wolf' thing in that 'peak oil' has been purported by someone
who has enough brains to know/know better for many decades running. Since oil has not run out and yearly production numbers were growing right up too
the point where bankers had so little trust left in each other than the system failed ( saved by the state, AGAIN) those who are looking for doom and
gloom have mostly moved on too less well understood subjects where production numbers can not so easily be used to attack 'peak oil' claims of
I am all for a end to the age of oil, or at the very least it's usage in a environmentally sustainable way ( yes, quite possible given a different
economic model), but at current growth and consumption levels were going to be stuck with it for AT LEAST another forty years.
And no , i did not watch the video but i think we can all see the world as it is today and either accept collective blame ( meaning to accept that
it's human nature to consume everything and to destroy the environment) or to investigate why some societies manages or managed to live in harmony
with nature for periods that were sufficient to show that exponential growth is not a 'given' where human beings are concerned.
Thanks.I get your drift, however you should watch at least the ten first minutes.This guy teaches a lesson that isn't specific for oil, but for
everything like crime rates for example and how it is told to the public.
If you never seen it then do not skip this chance just because oil is going to last for a while.He basically tells why and how and not how and
I truly believe that any alternate energy that can compete with oil has been suppressed. Anyone hear the story about the guy in Japan who was killed
by the Yakuza over it? It's a worldwide objective, no alternate until the big boys have had the benefits of the very last drop.
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