Collapse: The Movie

Here is the movie trailer for Collapse:

 

This is a film about the end of oil. What happens when oil -- the only thing keeping this economy afloat -- starts to run out?

niceguyinhell niceguyinhell
31-35, M
2 Responses Aug 3, 2010

The doom and gloom can become a reality, but there are people who consider survival a necessary convenience. Personally, I've been involved in learning survival skills for years now and there are folks who take life serious. Check all the sites there are on survival. In fact, check out what Homeland security says! Strength and Honor!

You need a lot of oil for war.<br />
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I don't think the economy could transition to what it was in 1899. We've built all our industry and housing and agriculture on oil.<br />
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If we stopped spraying fertilizer on our crops tomorrow -- the soil would pretty much dry up and blow away.<br />
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And there really is no way to change where/how people live....at least not quickly or easily. Now that people are living in the suburbs and are totally dependent on their cars to get groceries or get to work or do anything...if there was no gas they would basically be trapped out there.<br />
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I think once we hit the next big energy crisis we'll all involuntarily be reduced to what life was life 150 years ago....but the difference is literally no one alive now (except a few 90 year olds) has any clue of how to farm or how to build a house or really do much of anything.<br />
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I know I don't.<br />
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If you handed me a sack of seeds and an acre of land...I'd have no idea WHEN to plant or when to harvest or what would be required to actually grow the crop. I'd probably starve to death.<br />
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Most of us would.<br />
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We've become like the Eloi in HG Wells novel The Time Machine. The Eloi had gotten so used to having all their needs provided for that they literally had no idea how to do anything themselves. The Morlocks live underground and actually run all the machinery. If the Morlocks all died....so would the child-like Eloi.<br />
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In 2010 are we not the Eloi?