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There's no point. Within the next 5 ...

There's no point. Within the next 5 years society as we know it will have broken down as world oil demand outstrips supply. And before the protests start, we aren't waiting for the oil to actually run out; all it will take is for the markets to worry and the price to rise above a certain point - and stay there. Once this happens, and petrol stations start to close down, people will start to panic. Government crackdowns will be next. Wait and see. Our doom is upon us.

written 29th Apr 2005


Anthony Crawley replies: Hehe, encouraging point.

written 29th Apr 2005

tiger43 replies: To poster......I think you should start your own party. I think you shuld call it the Doom party. Your only policy being that we are all going to die anyway so why not join my happy party, and once you have done so, you then commit suicide. Proving your loyalty and beleif that man is going blow himself up so why not do it now!!

written 29th Apr 2005

Si replies: I'm cynical enough to believe that there are a number of alternative energy technologies well under development, which will, as if by magic, appear when the situation you describe begins to affect the western economies.

Whereupon they will be glad to license them on at an exhorbitant price, probably spookily similar to oil prices at the time.

Why do they wait? Well, why miss these boom time oil prices as the supply/demand ratio reaches crazy levels?

I guess the trick would be to make sure the western economies have absolute control over what's left of the oil to really cash in on the 'closing soon' price hikes. Now, if only we controlled somewhere like Iraq... and better do it quick before the Chinese get in on the act...

written 29th Apr 2005

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