Friday, September 21, 2007

What if?

What if we all made ourselves well-equipped? What if we all carried a cup and a plate and silverware with us? What if it wasn't a given that you would be provided with unnecessarily disposable products? Would it be horrible?

I wonder what would we be different if our resources were a tenth... a thousandth of what it is now. What if gas was $10 a gallon? $100? What would it look like?

If anything, it is entertaining to imagine a world with the scientific knowledge it has now but not the resources to continue it. We would know aerodynamics and combustion statistics and biofuel manufacturing information but we would all be on bikes. We would be experts at material sciences and polymers and styrofoam but we'd all have our designated cups that we brought to the regional coffee pot.

For some reason I really like the idea of grass-roots living next to intricate technology. Maybe it's the sci-fi director in me or something...

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