posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 03:07 AM
I'm all for turning out the lights. As much as I appreciate electricity, I think the world would be a friendlier place without it.
My wife's village of ~800 people got electricity around 8 years ago. She says she thinks it was better when there was no electricity because instead
of people crowding around a television or playing on a cell phone game or other electronic device... People instead were socializing as groups around
fires. Talking, playing games, and enjoying each others company. The arrival of electricity led to one of the first breakdowns of their culture.
The next breakdown will be when they get a good cell phone signal. Then they won't have to walk across the village to talk to someone, or hike to the
top of another mountain to get a signal. It will further breakup social interaction.
If people had to produce their own electricity for consumption I believe they would be much more appreciative of it.