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    Quote Originally Posted by ChenPengFi View Post
    It's implicit in saying that graph is wrong, based on that video.
    So bangladesh is a 1st world country in education and wealth?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChenPengFi View Post
    Per capita energy use indicates a flat to upward trend.
    It shows no sign of going down despite all of our technological advances over the last half century.
    China peeking out on the bottom there is troubling in that regard too.
    Point is, the world at large is catching up, AND getting more populated.
    Even if population remained flat, one would expect an upward trend overall in energy consumption, due to increases in standard of living in *developing* countries.
    Therefore, it's fantasy to suggest a technological breakthrough would solve things, when there's nothing to suggest that';s the case, and in fact, technology is what's driving our consumption.

    It IS a too many people problem, not a lack of technology one.
    Just think of the wattage of a decent laptop.
    Those didn't even exist a few years ago, when that timeline started.
    Blenders are 3x(!) as powerful as they were then, and they don't last as long.
    That's our tech for you; despite energy star led lamps, people still want huge TVs and all sorts of hi powered electronics.
    That's all fine, but it's still a bullshit excuse to say that technology couldn't drastically reduce the problem. Switching to clean energy especially solar could help. It's not even a debate as other countries have started to switch to cleaner energy and the results are there to see. I mean that literally, places that have switched have less smog and better air quality. If the world as a whole could convince the fucktards like Trump to invest in new technology there actually is a good chance of fixing the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bneterasedmynam View Post
    If the world as a whole could convince the fucktards like Trump to invest in new technology there actually is a good chance of fixing the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by submessenger View Post
    LOL well it's been a while since that story was going around. 7/10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChenPengFi View Post
    Per capita energy use indicates a flat to upward trend.
    It shows no sign of going down despite all of our technological advances over the last half century.
    China peeking out on the bottom there is troubling in that regard too.
    Point is, the world at large is catching up, AND getting more populated.
    Even if population remained flat, one would expect an upward trend overall in energy consumption, due to increases in standard of living in *developing* countries.
    Therefore, it's fantasy to suggest a technological breakthrough would solve things, when there's nothing to suggest that';s the case, and in fact, technology is what's driving our consumption.

    It IS a too many people problem, not a lack of technology one.
    Just think of the wattage of a decent laptop.
    Those didn't even exist a few years ago, when that timeline started.
    Blenders are 3x(!) as powerful as they were then, and they don't last as long.
    That's our tech for you; despite energy star led lamps, people still want huge TVs and all sorts of hi powered electronics.
    I'd say it's a problem of wrong technology.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bneterasedmynam View Post
    LOL well it's been a while since that story was going around. 7/10.
    It may have been a while, but it doesn't change the fact that asking a nation to contribute assloads of cash to an industry that has so spectacularly failed in the past is asinine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by submessenger View Post
    It may have been a while, but it doesn't change the fact that asking a nation to contribute assloads of cash to an industry that has so spectacularly failed in the past is asinine.
    Now this is some serious bullshit. Especially from someone who is supporting a president who wants to waste money on a fucking wall to keep out Mexicans.

    Multiple countries have already invested in green energy to great result. Basing an entire technology on one failed company is fucking retarded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by submessenger View Post
    It may have been a while, but it doesn't change the fact that asking a nation to contribute assloads of cash to an industry that has so spectacularly failed in the past is asinine.
    Does the oil industry qualify?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BackFistMonkey View Post
    So bangladesh is a 1st world country in education and wealth?
    No but they are working on it:


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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterMR View Post
    I'd say it's a problem of wrong technology.
    The "right technology" doesn't exist to meet the demands of what people want in the first world, and the rest of the rest of the world aspires to.
    That will remain true for the foreseeable future.
    The watts gotta come from somewhere.

    You're talking about fantasy.

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