Introduction

The start of a historical archive

As of today (August 17, 2017), this website will be devoted to a 30 year project. As we know, far more technological progress has been achieved in the last 50 years, than the history of humanity combined. The next 30 years will likely see another jump, and 2047 will be completely different from today.

It’s quite likely that we will have solved the problem of sickness, through a combination of genetic engineering and medical Nanobots patrolling our circulatory systems. We might be androids, with neural lace and high powered computer processors implanted into our bodies. Science fiction continues to become science fact, something that we’ve managed to achieve for hundreds of years now.

The end of sickness and disease is an optimistic vision of the future, since right now we’ve got at least 2 psychopathic and/or narcissistic world leaders posturing and tempting nuclear war. 30 years is a long time in relation to technological progress, but is the blink of an eye in relation to radioactive half lives. It could be that humanity is sick and dying in 2047…

If oblivion is avoided, the biggest questions will be in relation to energy, food and water for a global population that is likely to be a lot larger.

Making a difference

Famine and a lack of potable water is already a problem in much of the world, and has been for a long time. Pollution caused by burning fossil fuels, and nuclear melt-downs are a more recent problem.

At some point in a persons life, a decision is made to ‘make a difference’, or an existential crisis ensues. Parents and grandparents who continue to think only of themselves, or are blind to the worlds bigger problems might miss an opportunity to do the only thing that really counts. Helping to make the world a better place might be the ultimate purpose in life. As I write this, I can’t think of a better one.

What can any individual do to help world hunger, or air pollution?

There are 2 answers to this:

  1. Not much.
  2. Whatever they can.

So, the first answer withstanding, I’m choosing the second, and this website is part of that. When deciding how we might make the world a better place, we need to look at our options. Some people have more money, some have more time. Some have practical skills that can help when combined with the time and/or money.

I enjoy researching, studying and writing about energy. Much of what is published online is heavily biased or divisive. In relation to the issue of world energy, we see articles and viewpoints that are completely impractical, such as the leave it in the ground movement. There are other people who seem to want to go back in time, to send more humans back into coal mines just to provide those particular jobs.

So, today is the start of a new study and guide for those who want an unbiased assessment of how we’re doing in relation to the problem of energy.

On the left sidebar, will be articles that are ‘anti’ oil, and persuade readers that oil is a dying industry, and for good reason.

On the right sidebar will be a series of articles written that are ‘pro’ oil. These articles will highlight benefits and merits, and produce evidence and opinions about an industry that is still strong for the foreseeable future.

The articles in both columns will represent the best case for both arguments over time. At some point it’s likely that one side will capitulate and the study might be over.

Over the next 30 years, we’ll see a pattern developing on both sides. We invite authors and guest bloggers to offer their opinions and findings. This website will be as hate-free as possible. Mistakes will be left in place to demonstrate lessons learned, whereas ‘alternative facts’ will be identified and edited out as much as possible.

This website will represent an honest debate over the issues, for the next 30 years. Why 30 years? Partly because of the current age of the person writing this, and partly because 2 major countries just announced some kind of ban on internal combustion engines by 2040. (We’ll add an extra 7 years for the slow wheels of bureaucracy!)