30th January 2013
Every year, people complain that we’re soon going to reach ‘peak oil’. No more oil. The world comes tumbling down. And what happens? Every so often we find massive new reserves of oil, some of which are new, some of which technology now makes usable. ‘Peak oil’ has been coming now for about fifty years by my count, and somehow it never seems to arrive.
I suspect that ‘peak jobs’ will work the same way. ‘But where will the jobs come from?’ I don’t know — and I don’t care, because people are clever and they’re always inventing new shit that make jobs (if the government doesn’t get in the way).