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Old June 13 2012, 02:36 PM   #149
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Re: David Brin's latest novel, and a TED talk

There always have to be contingency plans, especially when so many people's basic needs are dependent on it.

Expecting nothing less than a magic gift of unlimited super technology or power to emerge on it's own and do it all for us is about the dumbest thing I've seen proposed so far.

I remember all the hype about 3-4 years ago about hydrogen fuel cells and biofuels solving our transportation and smaller scale power production problems (individual buildings heating and lighting) in about 10-15 years, not seeing any great strides there.
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