posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 05:57 PM
Remember tragedy of the commons? I think oil is the one that will collapse society:
Any decent person would admit to him/herself that oil will run out very soon, but we use it because we have no choice. The decent individual hopes
that research will catch up with the energy demand when oil runs out, but is also pragmatic about the possibility that it won't. In the end, the
decent individual will continue to use oil as it is what allows him/her to live.
The greedy feels like he should use as much oil and whatever resource as much as possible because soon there won't be any for him. He knows oil will
run out, but he wants to use as much as he can before it runs out.
The ignorant believes everything the government or media says just so they can live in denial. These people will continue to use oil because they do
not believe that the people will charge will let that happen.
In the end, nothing is being done to decrease oil consumption or increase supply. Everyone is in denial.
There's all this fuss about a future water shortage, but I think oil dependence will destroy us all water becomes the problem.