From Future Of Mankind

2010-W20(*) Topic: „Shortage of natural resources”

current state of resources
* Do we have plenty of resources on the planet or are our supplies melting away fast?
* Or maybe we always will have new alternatives after the end of old resources.

more efficient usage
* Can we avoid wasting resources? Can we use them more efficiently?
* New ways of energy extraction and organization of society

how to prepare yourself to post-industrial era
* Is the MadMax scenario possible?
* How to live without traditional energy resources?

(*) ISO 8601 week format


related FIGU documents:

external documents (*):
(*)  non-active links, please copy and paste them to access listed websites

If you have good web resources regarding this topic please share them with us during discussion.

Time of meetings

Part 1 Part 2 City/Country
Friday, 07:00 PM Saturday, 11:00 AM Honolulu/HI-US
Friday, 10:00 PM Saturday, 02:00 PM Vancouver/CA; Los_Angeles/US
Friday, 11:00 PM Saturday, 03:00 PM Calgary/CA; Salt_Lake_City/US
Saturday, midnight Saturday, 04:00 PM Winnipeg/CA; Chicago/US; Mexico/MX; Bogota/CO; Lima/PE
Saturday, 01:00 AM Saturday, 05:00 PM Toronto/CA; New_York/US, Miami/US; Santiago/CL; Caracas/VE
Saturday, 02:00 AM Saturday, 06:00 PM Sao_Paulo/BR; Buenos_Aires/AR
Saturday, 06:00 AM Saturday, 10:00 PM London/UK, Lisbon/PT
Saturday, 07:00 MF Saturday, 23:00 MF Stockholm/SE, Paris/FR, Berlin/GE, Zurich/CH, Rome/IT, Madrid/ES, Warsaw/PL
Saturday, 08:00 MF Sunday, 00:00 MF Helsinki/FI, Riga/LV, Kiev/UA; Jerusalem/IL; Istanbul/TR
Saturday, 09:00 MF Sunday, 01:00 MF Moscow/RU
Saturday, 10:00 AM Sunday, 02:00 AM Karachi/PK
Saturday, 10:30 AM Sunday, 02:30 AM Dehli/IN
Saturday, noon Sunday, 04:00 AM Novosibirsk/RU; Jakarta/ID; Bangkok/TH
Saturday, 01:00 PM Sunday, 05:00 AM Beijing/CN; Manila/PH; Perth/AU
Saturday, 02:00 PM Sunday, 06:00 AM Tokyo/JP; Seoul/KR
Saturday, 03:00 PM Sunday, 07:00 AM Sydney/AU
Saturday, 05:00 PM Sunday, 09:00 AM Auckland/NZ

How to participate

Meetings are held 2 times during each weekend. Part 2 of the meeting will follow, 16 hours after the start of part 1. You can choose the most appropriate meeting time or you can participate twice. Topic of each part is the same.

We primarily will be using Voxli voice chat room for meetings, but you are also advised to use IRC channel. Please note, that Voxli chat is free to use only while in beta. In case of problems with Voxli, meetings will be moved to IRC.

Since Voxli is voice chat, please prepare your microphone with speakers. Best option is headset with mic and try to avoid standalone speakers with mic.

Voxli chat room
IRC channel
Voxli and IRC in the same browser window