540: This Finite Earth

KMO talks to engineer and permaculturalist, Robert Brown, about the strengths and weaknesses of the Peak Oil narrative. KMO recalls the different psychological factions that congregated under the Peak Oil banner. Some were focused on finding investment opportunities, others were disgusted with contemporary society and thrilled at the prospect of it falling to pieces. The conversation also touches on the harms and benefits of digital technology.

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  1. L33tminion on February 22, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    I enjoyed this episode a lot, KMO. Looking forward to a future episode delving more into the topic of the nomadic lifestyle. Was also interested to hear you’d spent time at sea. Though it’s entirely possible that’s come up on the podcast before and escaped my poor memory.

    (As an aside: I actually thought you were being a bit hard on Kunstler in this one. Would ~2005 JHK really have been surprised the lights were still on in ~2020? Well, it’s been a long time since I read The Long Emergency, maybe it was even more pessimistic than I recall.)

    • L33tminion on February 22, 2019 at 8:22 pm

      Meant to post that under Vault episode 327. Oops.

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