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Energy, Money and Technology – From the Lens of the Superorganism

January 26, 2018


During Nate Hagens’ #WEP2018 keynote, he discussed how all of our lives will be influenced by how we react to the coming era of harder to extract and more costly fossil fuels that will be combined with cleaner but less concentrated energy types.

*Winter Enrichment Program at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

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  • Allan

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    February 1, 2018 at 9:06 am

    Well I have added a second installation of solar electric cells and another inverter.
    I have an electric pushbike and plan to get an electric 36v battery lawn mower; when my present lean more next needs major repair costs !

  • Monte McKenzie

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    February 1, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    To bad Nate isn’t aware of Geothermal or Thorium both replace fossil fuel based electrical energy and costs less that 1/3rd as much as the cheapest fossil fuel!

  • jack thomas

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    February 2, 2018 at 3:50 am

    Dynamite talk and very adroit of you Nate to carefully avoid The Word that is hit so hard by Kunstler & Orlov, namely Collapse. I thought it was great the way you pushed for an “amoeba target”…what is the whole-race goal? Very important Response to Monte: I’m sure Nate is aware of the possibilities of geothermal (I’m not up on Thorium), but the question as always is: how do you SCALE to get that energy widely distributed? Also, all energy has to be regulated (flattened) for consumption. Kudos to you Nate, we’ll be confronting it all whether we like it or not. Luckily, more stuff doesn’t make you happy! Learn to play an instrument, paint, draw, carve, shoot arrows….and smash your devices. Jack T. Sacramento

  • Øyvind Holmstad

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    February 3, 2018 at 7:56 am

    Has written an introduction to this lecture in Norwegian.

    – Energi, penger og teknologi – sett som deler av en superorganisme: https://debatt1.no/energi-penger-og-teknologi-sett-som-deler-av-en-superorganisme/

  • Dante

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    February 4, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    Really loved the talk.
    Will his slides be made available for download on this site?
    Camera did not spend enough time on the slides to be read completely.

  • NJ Hagens

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    February 7, 2018 at 11:26 pm