originally posted by: Asktheanimals
a reply to: Serdgiam
Yes you can potentially grow your own food if the power stays on. Producing 100% of your own needs is beyond the reach of most.
Which is why I also advocate for decentralized power grids!
Its in the reach of significantly
more people than most seem to realize. That said, its about growing a decentralized base among those who
do it. This is how things grow.
Hot Take: Ill go so far as to make the bold claim that if someone is deeply concerned about the direction of the world and has the means and space to
adopt these modern technologies.. but doesnt.. they bear a significant amount of responsibility should a truly authoritarian structure emerge. In some
ways, perhaps even bearing more responsibility than those who were merely ignorant.
Even just building a basic solar/wind power system to power the basic infrastructure (which wouldnt include large appliances) takes quite a bit less
equipment than most will assume. Of course, producing one hundred percent
of ones needs is absolutely not
the initial goal. It may not
even be feasible for quite some time, but that isnt the point.
In an abstract sense, its about building the foundation for an overlapping mesh that can supplement the areas where it is weak. In an immediate sense,
its about building a system that actually reduces the amount of leverage that can be applied to coerce the population into submission and compliance.
Or, it could simply be seen as a way to provide a bit of a net when looking at general issues from the measures and actions that have been taken.
We can make excuses for why we arent going to do anything in that direction, or actually work towards it with care and mindfulness. The basics are
pretty straightforward, and if a large enough base is established, all kinds of fun technology might very well sprout up.. Tech than can even work
complementary to existing centralized structures. This isnt all or nothing.
As constantly mentioned, the initial pillars are power, food, and manufacturing. I would expect to see access to these things to be increasingly
limited even if we are only dealing with economic troubles from "shutting down." There are most certainly difficulties with that, but its a bit like
complaining that we cant get out of the way of the steamroller because the floor is a bit sticky.