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Old 03-11-2021, 12:14 PM   #31 (permalink)
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New 2021 USA administration should speed up the removing of ICE, promoting the autonomous EVs, thus killing the private car ownership. All in great Global "reset".
I have absolutely no idea what this means. Discontinuing internal combustion is a requirement for the world's continued existence. Autonomous EV's are a great idea but I don't see that being feasible for a little while yet.

Killing private car ownership--that's really not possible in places like America, where we pretty much refined urban sprawl into an art form. I'd take mass transit (coronavirus notwithstanding) in a heartbeat if it was

A) Not filled with crackheads
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C) Comparable in travel time to driving

But any mass transit in my area is crackhead-filled and slow compared to just getting in my car and driving.

As for global "reset," I feel like I'm missing something here.

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Old 03-11-2021, 12:51 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Discontinuing internal combustion is a requirement for the world's continued existence.
That's a rather harsh way of saying we can't go on like this. External combustion Okay then?
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As for global "reset," I feel like I'm missing something here.
Capital G, capital R. It's the sixteen years plan that was interrupted for the last four years.

Else maybe the Earth flips on it's axis. ....again!
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That's a rather harsh way of saying we can't go on like this. External combustion Okay then?

Capital G, capital R. It's the sixteen years plan that was interrupted for the last four years.

Else maybe the Earth flips on it's axis. ....again!
Ah gotcha. IDK man, to be perfectly honest my personal outlook on humanity is rather bleak, and I don't see us making things "better," ever. Too much human history to back up my point of view. At least in my opinion!
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Things are always getting better and will continue to do so until it doesn't, likely catastrophically. Every measurable metric of human well-being has improved over the last 200 years, mostly thanks to exploiting fossil fuels.
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Things are always getting better and will continue to do so until it doesn't, likely catastrophically. Every measurable metric of human well-being has improved over the last 200 years, mostly thanks to exploiting fossil fuels.
The trick is to transition to our new forms of energy without upsetting that upward march.

People are simply too comfortable in their ideologies to work on those transitions. . . now.
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IDK man, to be perfectly honest my personal outlook on humanity is rather bleak, and I don't see us making things "better," ever. Too much human history to back up my point of view.
I understand, it's a glass half-(empty)(full) situation. I think humanity itself is Okay and constantly improving but *something* is riding us like a pony.

The 1960s Sexual Revolution turned into Kindergarten Story Time.

Internet turned into a Panopticon.

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I understand, it's a glass half-(empty)(full) situation. I think humanity itself is Okay and constantly improving but *something* is riding us like a pony.

The 1960s Sexual Revolution turned into Kindergarten Story Time.

Internet turned into a Panopticon.
I feel like humans in general are alright, but that "humanity" as a whole has turned to, and relied upon, completely sociopathic constructs to run and build things. That the heartless nature of the organization that humanity relies on and actively builds into is unsustainable and incompatible with long-term existence. The world is built on expansion and on easy access to unlimited resources, only we're past how far we can sustainably expand, and resources aren't unlimited.
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That's pretty accurate.

The hippys were right, we need to get ourselves back to the Garden. Part of the problem is Fallacy of the Excluded Middle, or en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_dilemma.

"Business as usual" or no? What about we all live in tepees?* What about a little of that?**

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