Optimism must sell, we all know that because without it capitalism falls apart. It is all about optimism and advertising and the daydream to buy freedom.
The system is addictive and parasitic, and it has always been that way, meaning that we cannot get rid of it unless we simply accept to lose our belongings.
To save the day the planet needs a critical mass (25% of population) having little (or nothing) to lose in the process because most are still afraid of “self-governance” – and this fear is the glue that holds the Matrix together.
Our economic model can’t simply not deal with “real green solutions” and will postpone them as long as possible – because a real shift would cause an economic collapse otherwise. Speculation demands long-term investments and will stall knowledge by the same token. It is impossible to have it both ways. We have seen this with the electric car which was fully efficient in the early 1900s already.
Meanwhile here is how we are sold the next step to our servitude – But talking of electric cars…
Electric vehicles can help save the planet. but their batteries pose a serious challenge to the world’s recycling infrastructure. We need to improve and scale up recycling methods now, scientists say in a new paper. (nov 2019)
Oh and another thing, what are we going to do with all the cars humans will not drive anymore and those unsold piling up on auto dealerships’ sites? As you can see we blogged about it last year!
(2018) From The Auto Bubble To… Carmageddon – https://earthcustodians.net/blog/2018/10/30/from-the-auto-bubble-to-carmageddon/
We simply cannot give monetarism any other chance to fix itself. We need a Resource Based Economy. Simple!
(2017) Here are a few predictions from the study:
Private car ownership will drop 80% by 2030 in the US
Let’s get real, the global economic crash is long overdue, and we can rest assured that it will occur within the next 15 years – our prediction is more or less 5 years from now though.
The number of passenger vehicles on American roads will go from 247 million in 2020 to 44 million in 2030*
Indeed automation predicted to take over 50% of the jobs will surely entice people to stay home, and this means less traffic (see link below)
Using electric ride-shares will be four to 10 times cheaper per mile than buying a new car by 2021 (And each family could save up to $5,600 per year, compared to purchasing and maintaining a traditional vehicle)
Of course it will be way cheaper, when the economy tries to reinvent itself after the economic turmoil but that does not mean that people’ savings will increase therefore – however it is likely that “Basic Income” will come to the rescue and be used to make up for households’ loss of income
Global oil demand will peak at 100 million barrels per day by 2020, and decrease to 70 million barrels per day by 2030 Savings on transportation costs will result in a boost in annual disposable income for US households totaling $1 trillion by 2030
Remember the so-called Peak Oil theory that began in the 80s and foreshadowing that we’re about to run out of petrol, what has happened since then? Moreover forget about this rosy scenario and instead try to picture the demise of the oil industry because as it stands we cannot make a U-turn in a such short time, 15 years are nothing for the global economy and the inertia generated by bad economic policies over the last 70 years cannot be reversed that fast