Or someone finally figures out how to harness nuclear fusion, and we have limitless, nearly-free…
Bill St. Clair
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Bill,

I would suggest that the notion of limitless energy would also be an interesting double-edged sword to think about imaginatively. Think about it: no limits to humanities’s ability to extract the stuff of the planet and turn it into profit! With that imagined “blessing” should come careful anticipation of the consequences. Could / should we at the same time set parameters on numbers and resource footprint so that our new “energy slaves” don’t lead us to the brink of the next environmental precipice?

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