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Sunday, January 06, 2008

The Spice Must Flow

The price of crude oil recently reached $100 per barrel.
The oil that powers society today is much like the spice in the Dune universe.
In the Dune universe, the spice not only extends life, but allows for instantaneous space travel.
Much like the spice allows for unlimited travel, oil powers the entire transportation machinery of our planet.

Interesting things happens when spice production is halted. Read the book or watch the movie and you will see.
I wonder what will happen when oil production stops. Not because someone chose to stop pumping oil, but rather because there was no oil to pump.

The spice must flow.

For now. In the near future, however, we need to wean ourselves off our dependency.
If we don't do it now, while there is still time, the withdrawal will be much more severe.

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  • I liked the perspective used to analyze the oil issue! Very "spicy":))
    I have not read the book, but I watched the movie, and it's really great! Plus, the color of their eyes is amazing...:)

    By Anonymous marjorie stewart baxter, at Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at 11:54:00 AM GMT+1  

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