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Feb 19 2012, 6:36pm Anchor

AIs built in 2013 will fix everything.

Mar 17 2012, 2:47pm Anchor

One way out of this, Nuclear power, safer reactors are being developed and they can last for a while.

Mar 17 2012, 3:00pm Anchor

No resource is infinite.  Oil will run out, it is only a matter of when, but with all the alternatives available and scientists creating synthetics I am sure things will end up being fine.  It will be rough but not world altering...at least I hope its not. lol

Mar 17 2012, 4:35pm Anchor

Cold fusion reactors are the thing i am placing my bet..
They are already being built/experimented in France, Japan and Russia and some other place, i cant recall...
As for energy resources i am not to worried, i am more worried about producing things (plastic and other things made from oil products)

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Mar 17 2012, 8:16pm Anchor

Fusion is going to be awesome when it come's to fruition but currently I beleive it is considered economically unsustainable.

Mar 17 2012, 8:41pm Anchor
thekindred wrote:Fusion is going to be awesome when it come's to fruition but currently I beleive it is considered economically unsustainable.

true, they are now going for the "Breakpoint" if thats the word (translated it from my language, where it sounds good) where the reactor will be able to produce so much power that it can sustain itself and satisfy our need for huge amounts of electricity as long as we load fuel in it..

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Mar 18 2012, 12:51am Anchor
Flash112 wrote:
thekindred wrote:Fusion is going to be awesome when it come's to fruition but currently I beleive it is considered economically unsustainable.

true, they are now going for the "Breakpoint" if thats the word (translated it from my language, where it sounds good) where the reactor will be able to produce so much power that it can sustain itself and satisfy our need for huge amounts of electricity as long as we load fuel in it..


I don't beleive that is accurate.  From my understanding most of the scientific community beleives it will be at least 2050 before fusion is sustainable and usable.

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Mar 18 2012, 2:35pm Anchor

If we don't have functional fusion power plants by 2050 (which is very plausible) then we better hope any of the green energy alternatives are cheaper than they are today.

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Mar 18 2012, 2:46pm Anchor
Niteshade wrote:If we don't have functional fusion power plants by 2050 (which is very plausible) then we better hope any of the green energy alternatives are cheaper than they are today.

I just plan on modifying my car to run on the Taco Bell run off from my ass.

Mar 23 2012, 9:31pm Anchor

we have more then enough oil, but most of it is too expensive to extract. soon enough, when companies realize this they will tap into the stuff that is harder to get. we will have enough oil to last hundreds of years. we need to more worry about our fresh water. which is quickly being used up and is being polluted.

Skylar15
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Oct 6 2012, 2:14pm Anchor

What we need to do is to learn to live without Oil, make stuff ran by electricity, and generate power without oil.

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Mar 10 2013, 8:41am Anchor

Are we talking about oil as fuel or oil as a source for manufacturing plastics?
As far as fuel goes, I think we'll have refined solar energy and other such resources enough by then.

but for plastics it's hard to imagine how electronics would be constructed safely without use of plastic insulation and casings.

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