The Future isn't what it used to be

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I finally got around to watching "Max Max: Fury Road", and I kept thinking "but where are all the Cybertrucks". I mean, not a single EV anywhere? Hmmph.

Then I started watching the "Halo" adaptation, which is set centuries in the future, and people are still driving with ICE engines. wtf
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Dude, even the previous Mad Max had biofuels.

Nature makes sustainable fuel without a production line too, so if the economy goes down from population collapse or whatever, so will industrial processes that make lithium batteries possible.

Don't you remember Tina Turners pig farm for methane production?



Thats what powers Starship too btw! 😀
 
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Do we think the Space XTMobile thing will translate to always-on data for the Cybertruck? Maybe not for Spotify but it's nice to have map data in the bush
 


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One of the main plot drivers in mad max is warring for fuel. Plot armor is real
 

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Do we think the Space XTMobile thing will translate to always-on data for the Cybertruck? Maybe not for Spotify but it's nice to have map data in the bush
THINK Cybertruck == T-mobile antenna = VMN(VirtualMeshNetwork) the truck can TX at higher watt than a 1 watt cellphone.

Tesla off takes % on Voice, Data and Msg then kicksback % to the Cybertruck ala VPP. Cybertruck owners solar charge for a week and make moula to pay it off.

T-mobile plugs high traffic towers in with SpaceX OTA backhaul. So it learns by traffic usage over the network where to site towers as-needed. But it’ll be wild, wild west for couple years.
 

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Do we think the Space XTMobile thing will translate to always-on data for the Cybertruck? Maybe not for Spotify but it's nice to have map data in the bush
There was a time, in the 80's when I used to drive all up and down Baja with my 82 Subaru wagon. Anyway, back then I would go for a month without any phones or any connection to my other life in the US. I loved it!!!!

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I spend about 8 months living out of my old toyota pickup in the mountains with no connection. this was like 10 years ago.

theres still (probably not for long:{ ) places u can go to be unconnected
 


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There was a time, in the 80's when I used to drive all up and down Baja with my 82 Subaru wagon. Anyway, back then I would go for a month without any phones or any connection to my other life in the US. I loved it!!!!

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At one point in the 80's I was too broke to have phone service, and of course no cell phones, so for months I was annoyed at the silence.

When I finally got it switched back on, I was annoyed by all the ringing.
 

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Thank god that movie didn't have many speaking lines either.
 

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At one point in the 80's I was too broke to have phone service, and of course no cell phones, so for months I was annoyed at the silence.

When I finally got it switched back on, I was annoyed by all the ringing.
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The short term future will be a mash of all the best ideas and all of your worst fears.

That doesn't mean those fears will come true, just that the powers that be will exploit them for control. Once people recognise the source of fear, being not knowing the truth and believing the lies, then we'll just be left with sorting out the good ideas from the bad. 🧐

Energy distribution for running our man-made system of tools is only as important as how willing we are to make the right changes in our lives, and by extension enable our future generations to do the same, without locking them into our own poor choices. For that to work our choices need to be decoupled from what we can afford to do. We need to focus on rapid reiteration and improvement of people, in combination with products we use as tools to change the world we live in.

In that sense I see movies like Mad Max as a warning not to ignorantly walk into the unknown, into a future where others rule with the power to choose for us, and then through fear and harm, dictate our thriving and happiness.

Most importantly we should embrace sustainable diversity, so if one way fails, we have another and avert a monoculture of ideas.
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