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Response to NoOneMan (Reply #37)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 10:07 PM

38. You think I meant religion?

 

Technology got us to this place. I have every reason to believe it can get us out. Will it? I doubt it. You must be familiar with the greed, short sightedness, and lack of will of the elecorate (unless it involves guns apparently) to change our path.

We have the technology now. Right now. To convert 33% of our power use to solar. We could also follow Brazils example of using 75%ethanol instead of gasoline. Modern (and not so) car engines require amazingly little tuning to run efficiently off of ethanol. EFI is a very good thing. Talks were happening before NASA got chopped, to research putting a solar belt around the earth. Terrawatts of power 24/7.

Don't get me wrong. It's a START. Not a complete solution. Our nation and it's adherent political realities, make it almost impossible to pursue these goals. You can vote Democrat, Republican, Independent, or Micky Mouse. The required elements for the drastic course correction that's required are absent.

The will to succeed does NOT exist. Our spoiled, short sighted culture believes too much of the crap spewed from FAUX News. And our crooked political system hasn't fixed ONE of our major problems in at least the last 30 years. And has created many.

IOW, we have the capability, without resorting to gods or prayers. But waiting for solid proof before we act is bullshit. And your views on production and application of technology are just plain wrong. It's not magic. Much has already been extracted from the earth. And a solar panels primary ingredient is sand.

You know what the funniest part of this is? The leap of faith that's required, was expressed centuries ago. And holds the key to a move in the right direction. Jesus said it (supposedly). "Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you". Who knew? The big guy was right all along!

The will to succeed is what's missing from the equation. All other factors are present.

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