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  •  "Shine, baby, Shine!" (4+ / 0-)

    Excellent slogan!  Solar power is the single most progressively transformative thing happening in the world today.  It will remake the pattern of cities, the locations of new developments, the drivers of geopolitics, and the possibilities of human civilization.  It offers a total potential energy pool larger by far than all fossil fuels put together ever could be, has no inherent emissions other than heat, and (I especially love this) makes operations in space cheaper and more practical.  

    When you see a solar panel, you're looking at a whole new promise of Utopia - a set of possibilities that make the 20th century American Dream seem like small potatoes.  Think desalinated seawater pumped inland, greening the interiors of continents, spawning whole new societies in formerly impoverished countries, creating forests in deserts.  It may take centuries to go that far, but I see that when I look at solar panels.

    The conundrum of stable democracy: Reform requires the consent of the corrupt.

    by Troubadour on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 01:01:56 PM PDT

    •  I think that your vision is 20/20! (2+ / 0-)
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      cotterperson, Troubadour

      I see things in a very similar manner to you in regards to solar power.  The possibilities are endless.

      I don't think it'll take centuries, though... imo we're likely to see alot of that start to come true by mid-century.

      "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

      by Lawrence on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 01:29:55 PM PDT

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