It ties into something I've been thinking about lately, which relates to the question of nuclear power. I hear "How else are we going to meet our power needs?"
And then I started wondering, what is it all for? Do we need it? Is it making us happy?
Do we even WANT it?
We desperately NEED it, but what we have, we WASTE.
When I stand on the upstairs balcony of my Fortress of Arrogance, and look down the mountain onto The City at night, I see a 40 mile long, 18 mile wide ribbon of neon lights...Mostly for businesses that aren't even open at that hour.
Electric razors, electric kitchen wisks, electric watches...Whatever happened to clockwork and good old muscle power?
That exactly it... we just throw it the fuck away. Why should car lots and malls that close at 8 be lit up like Vegas all night long? And all the electric bullshit that doesn't even work better than the manual versions, but takes up more space. Why? We don't even USE that crap. And then, AND THEN, we have to go TO A GYM and use the workout machines to tone our flabby asses. Because somehow we've come to a point where it's bad to do actual physical work to accomplish something practical, but good to spin a hamster wheel to tone the muscles we refuse to use for anything else.