But I’m waiting on pins and needles. Can’t wait. :)]]>
@MCQ: we’ve seen the end of oil for a very long time, and really haven’t done a thing about it. It’s against our national (global?) religion to speak of it, much less plan for it. And for a faith that runs on oil (globe-trotting leadership; globe-trotting missionary force; satellite launches; centralized printing empire), I’m betting the changes will be considerable. Of course, to some extent, that’s what the book tackles.
Hope you two have given the chapters a listen!
Something about the site’s template prevented me from embedding the audio, sadly …]]>
For one thing, the end of oil will be something that we will see coming for some time, and there will be opportunities to prepare. I’m guessing alternative power sources will become much more prominent than they are now when we get closer to that actually happening.
If we don’t have any means of reliable electricity, I guess we go back to burning animal fat and the world shrinks again. It’s hard now to imagine life without internet and TV, but it could happen.
I don’t think it would change our worship much, though. The Church started in days when there was no electricity for the most part and I think we can go back to that kind of life without changing too much. We just go back to live temple sessions and talking louder from the pulpit.]]>
Given the population collapse that has already started, by 2100 world population will be half of what it is today. Two hundred years out, as things start to run dry and world population is at best a quarter of what it is now, you ask some interesting questions.]]>