A quiet oasis
The End Of Oil website tries to be a neutral place in an area that is highly polarised. This site is a place where we do our best to look at the nature of humanity and the environment. We break down confusion and hype about the energy debate into basic elements, the crux of each matter. We hope to build a community that don’t want to be helpless bystanders in the face of massive change. We want to furnish you with the latest insights regarding energy usage around the world.
The importance of fossil fuels such as oil & gas, coal and timber, is likely to gradually decline. Solar, wind, and tidal energy will become more important. This is obvious to most people whether they are traditionalists or futurists. The irony is that we are all in this together, old is new and new is old. Solar, wind and tidal energy (probably) outlive oil, gas, coal or timber fuel on this planet of ours…
Polarisation is human nature?
This website aims to pragmatically discuss the future of energy, but in a completely different way than we’re used to. It’s human nature to be polarised on issues, we seem to want to pick a side, then fight each other. This is very obvious in terms of the most important things in life, such as religion, politics and national identity.
The problem is that we spend valuable time, energy and resources on the fight itself, rather than any solution that can be gleaned. Science shows us that in most issues, there’s a right and a wrong. Objectivity could (and should) rule over subjectivity in the majority of areas of our lives.
It doesn’t really matter whether you think that one type of music is better than another or whether I agree with you. The same applies to wine, art or literature. Our decisions and preferences based on science and that can affect the future of humanity do matter.
It seems that by far the biggest problem in all human societies is the ability to communicate and debate science-based reality. If we could all stop taking sides and fighting, we might realise that objective truth is often clear. So too is the best path regarding each issue.
We realise that writing like this might make someone seem a bit egotistical like they somehow know all the right answers. This is definitely not the case.
We’ve all made mistakes in our respect for the planet, added to pollution, and have taken sides and squabbled more than we needed to.
Dealing with both sides of the energy debate might alienate new website visitors on either side. Instead of fighting, it makes sense to maximise the opportunity in each type of energy solution. We couldn’t switch away from fossil fuels any time soon even if we wanted to. Only looking at green energy would be like using a one or two legged table, it’s just not going to be stable.
With the advances in artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). We see real hope for the future.
Just imagine that in perhaps 10-20 years time, AI is far more intelligent than us. This is likely, many people imagine and talk about human-level AI. However, in every area that a computer is able to compete with us, it exceeds us. Do we have human-level calculators? Human level web servers or microprocessors? Of course not.
This means that at some point, humanity will realise that the factual truth coming from AI by far exceeds our capabilities. If AI tells us that we should abandon coal, or that cold fusion is the future, we’re more likely to believe it than if a politician or religious leader told us…
Then, we would be able to put on a VR headset and actually see and experience the alternative worlds that come from our choice. Futures that are constructed by AI powered by quantum computers!
We could literally show people the truth…
I just got really excited writing those last few paragraphs. If you understand where I am coming from, then hopefully you’ll visit again, Thanks for visiting this time!