Do We Need A Final Economic Meltdown?
The equation of Zero-sum Energy, and Economy leads to a bleak conclusion.
We read, hear, and see more and more climatic change and wealth inequality concerns.
Instinctively, we know those two things are inextricably linked.
They are linked, together with economics, and energy, and a number of other things in a complex system.
This is our world.
We know that the sun bathes the Earth with about 10,000 times more energy than we currently generate and use.
Yet we draw the vast majority of our energy needs from the limited stored energy resources of the planet, originally put there by the sun, for free.
Historically, we have cultivated a mentality that all things must be traded for all other things. The zero-sum economy, and associated mentality.
Our economy is based entirely on that mentality.
The reason we don’t turn seriously to the sun for energy is that our economy, and our associated mindset, literally can’t handle it.
We are not as intelligent as we think we are.
We even sink astronomic amounts of capital into trying to recreate mini versions of that giant natural fusion source of energy, rather than just use it as it stands, shining on us every day, as it has for all of our history.
Use of that infinite, free energy source would upset our zero-sum economy.
There appears technically no real chance, after many years of substantial investment, that a solution which could power all of humanity from artificial fusion will ever arise. A very simple problem appears to exist; the power required to contain the fusion exceeds the power that can be generated.
Taken to its logical conclusion, sooner or later, our closed zero-sum mentality has to end in destruction of our planet.
That is what has to happen, if we do not use the energy from our sun effectively.
Is there any other way to say it?
The sun does not fit into any scheme of supplying energy at profit.
Our sun is the one true free source of energy. All other sources of energy will run out, whilst continuing to pollute our planet with toxic bi-products.
So our economy has to change if we, and our planet, are to survive.
It has to change from one of zero-sum, to one of infinite productivity, fuelled by infinite free energy.
The only infinite energy, the energy of the sun.
Is this some kind of Utopia? Maybe. But far more importantly, it is survival.
Our only chance of survival.
If we have to have economic breakdown to finally open our minds to that inevitability, then…
Bring it on. The sooner the better.