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Clean technology, while a huge opportunity, will not go to scale in time to prevent a global economic and social crisis.

Considering all the comments on my talk, The Earth is Full, I would sum up by saying that everyone pretty much agrees we face some serious ecological and resource limits. The debate is will these naturally be dealt with in the normal course of technological and market processes, or will they result in a serious global economic crisis. My view is strongly that a crisis is inevitable and that it will be an economic crisis - but that will then trigger a war level of mobilisation that will drive massive technological change. So relying on technology to prevent the crisis is wrong.

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    Mar 28 2012: For me it's simple..People living beyond their means. We live in a world of credit and selfishness that has destroyed the value of the dollar,but we should definitely continue on our journey for clean and reusable energy and once were on the right track the first thing we need to change is ourselves. No matter what type of energy we see efficient and clean enough for ourselves, the problem will always be the same... the way we use it and harbor it...
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      Mar 28 2012: a world of credit and selfishness ... you need to choose your readings better
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        Mar 28 2012: Krisztian, you don't see a problem with Banks giving out credit? It's not that in specific, but we are in a global economic crisis as we speak. Clean technology is irrelevant, we should implement it anyways..but it will deepen crisis just like everything else is...
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          Mar 28 2012: that's a difficult question. in a free market, i see no problem with banks giving loans. in this system though, i see very large problems with banks handing out more loans than the money they have. that is the source of inflation, which is a problem. but this is not a fundamental part of banking. this twisted and sick practice is made possible by regulations. credit is fine.

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