Will Technology Save Our Butts? Why Not Learn Something?
The doom-and-gloom posters are a one-dimensional drag on spirits. Generally, they usually regurgitate "news" published or broadcast every hour on the more-or-less mainstream media. Moreover, they know nothing about the current developments in technology that can contribute, as they have in the past, to a brighter tomorrow.
Usually, those on CAPS who do have relevant technical knowledge don't post much, because they recognize their insights will fall on deaf or unknowing ears. I have a suggestion.
Even the most technically illiterate can learn about the important advances being made that may contribute substantially to a better future. What do you know about Lithium-Sulfur batteries? About SION Energy? About A123? About the infeasibility of hydrogen fuel cells? About "smart meters" that could reduce the load on the nation's electricity grids? About the Tesla?
May I suggest an hour each week reading Technology Review, published by MIT? http://www.technologyreview.com/
It's written in easy-to-understand everyday English. It contains articles about this stuff. Some articles suggest fascinating investment paths. Some point out the substantial barriers to touted scientific lifesavers, possibly keeping you out of investment trouble. Some articles provide insight into the decisions being made by the Obama administration.
But all articles will make you a hell of a lot more informed and interesting person. Give it a try, one time.