Sun Tzu, That is quite a radical approach and while I agree some of it is probable, I must disagree on a couple points. Bio Diesel gets a much better bang for your buck, especially with rising oil prices. I know switching to Bio Diesel would not eliminate our dependancy, but it would practically cut it in half. Same goes for the farming; First of all, none of teh farmers would be subsidized in your scenario allowing for more crops to grow. Also, I have never seen a farm tractor that did not run on diesel, Bio Diesel saves the day again.
For those who don't know. Bio Diesel is produced from vegetable oil in a process called esterfication. The two byproducts of this process are glycerin, which is a main ingredient in soap, and Bio Diesel, a cheap clean burning fuel.
Leerock, I have to agree. I believe the problem with FTL travel is just that it can't happen with our current physics. I think it is absolutely possible, and probable, that there will be a discovery that will lead to controlled wormholes. I agree, that would solve a lot of problems, if they could be used within the earths atmosphere and could be self sustaining. I can just see us having to burn oil to create a wormhole XD
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