Friday, January 16, 2009
The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream (2004) Documentary
The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream (2004) - Well if the utter devastation this film predict will happen in the next 30 years actually happen then these fine folks will be able to say "I told you so." The movie focuses in on the unsustainable of the suburban way of life in America. The culprit that will end this sprawl and gridlocked rush hours? Peak Oil, this is when the demand for oil passes the ability to produce. The makers of the film say it is happening now. People in the peak oil movement are focusing on ways to localize their lives, from moving to eco-communities to controlling there food production. Ending their oil dependence before they have that forced on them. Because the movie is from that side the closest they had to another view was a guy who seemed unsure and thinks new technologies will solve the coming crisis. The movie is a good informational piece exploring a subject I think will be real to most of us in the next ten years. My question is about the early adopters thing. Do you need to be an early adopter of technology or moving away in this case or can you wait until the masses are calling for change and it is more likely to happen?