Stuff & Energy – unbreakable bond

@DoombergT: 1/ Modern society is awash in stuff. There’s stuff at the grocery store. At the hardware store. At Amazon and eBay. We eat stuff, wear stuff, buy stuff, and store stuff. Click some buttons, swipe a……
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Sveriges kommande energi-kris förklarad

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Sveriges självförsörjningsgrad är lika med noll – Jordbruksaktuellt

Sveriges självförsörjningsgrad är lika med noll – Jordbruksaktuellt
— Read on www.ja.se/

Mycket insiktsfull – och därmed högst ovanlig – artikel…!

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Industrial Society and its Future

Perhaps some of you, old enough to have been adults 1995, do recognise the title. But I suspect most of you don’t, particularly if you are not living in the US.

I find this document interesting, specially when considering that it is written almost 30 years ago. The predictions made then seem eerily real for me know, 30 years later.

Of course, I’m in no way endorsing the “method of action” of the author (who is serving multiple lifetime sentence in maximum security prison), but I find very few if any errors in his analysis on the modern society and its future.

If you don’t want to read the full doc, I suggest you at least read the section on control of humans, starting in paragraph 143.

web.cs.ucdavis.edu/~rogaway/classes/188/materials/Industrial Society and Its Future.pdf

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PATRIK ENGELLAU: En perfekt storm – DET GODA SAMHÄLLET

Den perfekta stormen hette en film från år 2 000 som handlade om att vädrets makter hade sammangaddat sig på djävligast tänkbara sätt och satte skräck i några amerikanska fiskare ute till havs. Beteckning förefaller helt adekvat för den förödelse i världsskala som politiken – såväl den nationella som den internationella och, tyvärr allt oftare, den…
— Read on detgodasamhallet.com/2022/06/13/patrik-engellau-en-perfekt-storm/

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Coronakrisen – vad hände egentligen?

Poängen är här att sprutan skulle befria befolkningen från härskarnas inkompetenta åtgärder. Den blev för många en symbol- och identitetshandling, en initiationsrit där det gällde att kunna acceptera ett kroppsligt ingrepp (vaccination) för att bli adlad till den nya samhällsklassen. 
— Read on www.expressen.se/debatt/coronakrisen–vad-hande-egentligen/

Poängen är här att sprutan skulle befria befolkningen från härskarnas inkompetenta åtgärder. Den blev för många en symbol- och identitetshandling, en initiationsrit där det gällde att kunna acceptera ett kroppsligt ingrepp (vaccination) för att bli adlad till den nya samhällsklassen. 

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SWEDEN – Covid…? What Covid…?

As has been the case lately – no explanations, just the data. From the official sources. Those of you who want to know the truth, will understand. The rest, well… I don’t really care.

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Thread by @KimDotcom on Thread Reader App – Thread Reader App

@KimDotcom: 🧵 This may be the most important thread I ever make. Big picture stuff about the major global collapse that is coming. I will try to help you understand why the future is not what we’re……
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Energy – the oxygen of civilization, part I

I’ve spent considerable time during the past few years trying to understand our modern civilization, where it comes from, where it is going, and why. Thus, I will write a number of posts on this topic. Here’s the first.

Introduction

Various forms of (pre-) humans have been around for some 3M years. Our latest species, Homo Sapiens, has been around for some 300.000 years.

Over almost all that time, the children of any previous generation had a life – in terms of knowledge, energy, food, work, ”housing”, location, etc, i.e. ”Lifestyle” – identical to their parents. That is, there was no GROWTH, no improvement in living conditions, just ”business as usual”, for 100.000’s of generations. Life was short and brutal, focused on surviving to the next day, and passing on one’s genes.

Then, sometime very late in human history, say around year 1500, things began to change. Trade and scientific discoveries, new navigational methods (read Longitude) enabled better productivity, which in turn resulted in (limited) GROWTH, which in turn generated modest surplus that could be invested in new business opportunities, further improving growth. And material standards of living.

But all the way until the first industrial revolution, around 1700, when humans started to use energy sources other than human or animal labor, growth rate was very modest.

What was the discovery of the first industrial revolution, the one that all of sudden enabled sudden and explosive growth…?

Think about that for a while.

Unless you truly understand exactly WHAT enabled the major change, that is, going from generation after generation, during hundreds of thousands of years, being unable to improve their living conditions, to all of sudden seing massive improvements, you have no chance understanding the CURRENT HUMAN PREDICAMENT, that is, why you now, after a few hundred years of constant growth in living standards, will most likely experience a huge drop in those standards, globally… Within the next 10-20 years, you can expect our (material & financial) standards to drop to levels none of us living now have ever experienced, with massive unemployment, with constant shortages on products we’ve gotten used to have in abundance, prices going thru the roof, our homes being cold and damp. and yes, even famine and starvation…. eventually.

Am I sure about this dark outlook materializing…? No, I’m not certain about ANYTHING, not even about being alive tomorrow – I think in Bayesian probability distributions.

But everything i learned over the past few years about humans, biology, ecology, economy, physics, technology, materials and most importantly – ENERGY – has resulted in a probability distribution for civilization collapse heavily skewed in favor of such a collapse not only being very likely, but all but almost unavoidable.

We, all of us living at this moment, are living in a time of PEAK – peak coal, peak oil, peak materials, peak population, peak pollution, peak energy, peak transportation, peak debt, PEAK EVERYTHING. On a FINITE PLANET!

And after a peak, there comes a drop, the higher the peak, the more significant drop. The only thing we might be able to control is the gradient, the slope, of that drop. But that will take that ”everybody” truly understands what we have coming, and joins forces, and I’m not very hopeful about that.

Suffice to say that if ”everybody” continues their lives as before – which is the most likely case – then the eventual drop will be very steep and brutal. If we, the global human collective, instead realize that global action has to be taken NOW, we might be able to dampen the worst effects of the upcoming downfall.

The choice is yours (joined by everybody else).

Have a nice Friday!

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Personality Type of readers of this blog

For a long time ago, I did my first (of many subsequent!) personality test, as part of some mgmt/leadership training program I was more or less forced to do. It was the classic Myers-Briggs Personality Test. I came out then, as well as in all subsequent ones, as INTJ (later on, when they added one more letter, as INTJ-T).

Just the other day, when I was listening to Physics Professor Tom Murphy talking about energy, climate etc, he mentioned that he some time ago invited readers of his very popular blog, “Do the Math” to do the Mayers-Briggs test, and that the results blew his mind : some 75% were either INTJ (“Architect”) or INTP (“Logician”) !

That result is amazing, since according to the various sites that do personality testing, INT*’s represent just 4% of the population!

So whatever you think about the validity of personality tests, there seems to be at least some interesting signal in that finding, i.e. that people that spend their spare time trying to understand complex issues like energy, climate etc come from a very small fraction of the total population.

So, since my ramblings on this blog are pretty much about various aspects of science, I’m curious about whether (the few) readers of this blog also are fundamentally INT*’s (which I suspect is the case).

In order to find out, I’d be very happy if you, dear reader, would take the few minutes it takes to do a free Mayers-Briggs test provided in the link below, and posting your overall result (INTJ/ENTJ/… etc) in the comments section.

Here’s the link : Mayers-Briggs Personality Test

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