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Aug. 16th, 2005 | 11:23 am

WorldChanging.com dug up a fun word--terriblisma. "Its the strange, gratified awe one feels when beholding dreadful disasters and acts of god from afar." Quite a bit of modern peak-oil writings are filled with it, and I will certainly own up to its hold over me as well.

Other interesting things they wrote about was a washington post article, Out West, a Paradox: Densly Packed Sprawl which based on current census numbers shows that los angeles is the densest city in the continential US.

Another fun one is Gasoline use per capita California uses on average 413.8 gal/person/yr making us 7th lowest, the worst is oklahoma at 625.8/gal/per/yr. Washington DC was the lowest at 214.4 gal/per/yr.

Lastly I'm trying to dig my way through all the links in The post-oil megacity which is listing all sorts of solutions to urban living in an oil limited world.

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Rebuilding Society

from: dilinger
date: Aug. 23rd, 2005 02:15 pm (UTC)

Was there a single source database that could be used to rebuild society?

I have this vision that someone rebuilds society from a solar panel and a low power laptop. Have a question consult the oracle. Need to know how to plant your crops, set a bone, cure meat.

Life would be sorta funny if it wasn't so sad right now.

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Diane Trout

Re: Rebuilding Society

from: alienghic
date: Aug. 23rd, 2005 09:32 pm (UTC)

Was there a single source database that could be used to rebuild society?

I'd say make one, disks are really cheap, or another idea is to make many many microfiches, since those can be read with a magnifying glass, but can still be reasonably easily transported.

Yeah I wonder how best to try and construct a world that has some hope of survival.

All I can come up with is to try and shift as much of ones life into a sustainable economy, while trying to relocalize political power.

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