Oil-based tech developed over the past century has created a population explosion & is responsible for historically-unprecedented high standards of living for those in the 1st World. We owe plastics, cheap transportation & an abundant food supply -among other things- to OIL. But IT'S ON THE WAY OUT & oil-profits-entrenched-short-sighted capitalists don't care a fig about the damage & misery that waiting till the last minute to do anything about it is going to create. The "Economy" etc is NOT GOING TO GET "BETTER" or go back to a 20th century paradigm. In short, it's gonna be a very bumpy ride & get down to WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?!