Category Archives: Doomers and Collapse

Foundation – some spectacle – but generally bland and contrary to the books

Exploring cerebral themes of economics and culture, Foundation was always going to struggle as a series. Decades ago, as a teenager, I really loved the books. The TV show is well produced and has some spectacular scenes and moments, such … Continue reading

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SNOWPIERCER – when are they going to STOP THE TRAIN!?

If they stopped the train in a subway under a major city, they would have so much extra energy to put into grow-lighting they could feed everyone fresh food every day. They’d stop. They’d sew together the best Arctic suits … Continue reading

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More thoughts on how long to rebuild

Hi all, I tinkered with my previous post and turned it into a more permanent reference page. Specifically, I added ideas around how important the City Size Bonus would be to allowing people to specialise in more professional industries rather … Continue reading

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How long to rebuild after the fall of civilisation?

How long for technological civilisation to recover after an all out nuclear war or high mortality pandemic? 1. I PREDICT AT LEAST REGIONAL GOVERNMENTS WITHIN A YEAR. After some unspeakably horrible months after the initial crisis, survivors will settle into some … Continue reading

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Why Alice Friedmann is wrong

Just 16 months ago Alice Friedemann asked:- Diesel is finite. Trucks are the bedrock of civilization. So where are the battery electric trucks? The answer is Tesla! Tesla electric trucks will be not only be safer, smarter, faster, and more … Continue reading

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