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Life requires energy. Oil is finite so life and nations based on oil are terminal.

Less affordable energy, less life. Even without the oil supply shocks of the 1970, as gasoline prices increase people have more and more difficulty affording to pay for both their mortgage and commute. Building the JPods network in Hull my cut the number of cars a family needs and save families a car payment per month.

Joint Forces Command's Joint Operating Environment 2010 (JOE-2010) warning to all US military commands:
  "By 2012, surplus oil production capacity could entirely disappear, and as early as 2015, the shortfall in output could reach nearly 10 million barrels per day."

"A severe energy crunch is inevitable without a massive expansion of production and refining capacity. While it is difficult to predict precisely what economic, political, and strategic effects such a shortfall might produce, it surely would reduce the prospects for growth in both the developing and developed worlds. Such an economic slowdown would exacerbate other unresolved tensions, push fragile and failing states further down the path toward collapse, and perhaps have serious economic impact on both China and India. At best, it would lead to periods of harsh economic adjustment. To what extent conservation measures, investments in alternative energy production, and efforts to expand petroleum production from tar sands and shale would mitigate such a period of adjustment is difficult to predict. One should not forget that the Great Depression spawned a number of totalitarian regimes that sought economic prosperity for their nations by ruthless conquest."

"Energy production and distribution infrastructure must see significant new investment if energy demand is to be satisfied at a cost compatible with economic growth and prosperity."

"The discovery rate for new petroleum and gas fields over the past two decades (with the possible exception of Brazil) provides little reason for optimism that future efforts will find major new fields."

Foward by General James N Mattis



Counting walking, ticketing and travel time from the Blue Cross, areas in Green are 10 minutes, areas in Yellow are in 20 minutes and areas in Red are in 30 minutes. Black lines represent computer instructions on distances for calculating travel times, not precise routes.









More images by Robert Therrien and Judeth Van Hamm matching JPods technology to local esthetics. This network is primarily locally owned. Local interests will make the decisions.

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