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It occurs to me that one of the densest forms of stored
energy isnt batteries, isnt petrol, isnt coal, but is
something much more modern and trendy thermoplastic
resin (thats plastic to you and
A minor and almost imperceptible trend has already begun,
which is to package
goods up in plastic packaging, which
takes a significant amount of energy to produce, and in
turn contains a significant amount of further energy if it
were considered as a fuel and correctly processed to
release this energy.
Quite shrewdly, it seems that evolution is selecting for
storing energy by squirrelling it away here and there
tucked away in landfill, or ferreting it away by releasing it
into the sea where it will be pulverised into smaller and
smaller particles (stopping short of the quark).
This could be a tremendous boon, as future generations
thank us for leaving this inheritance of lots and lots of
spare densely stored energy all over the place, more or
less ready to use. The release process is surely an
obviously simple and effective one, which those future
generations are unlikely to be too stupid to realise, one
would hope. And if they dont, it doesnt matter, an even
futurer generation down the line would probably suddenly
collectively slap their cheeks as they realise the simple
and effective methodology involved in releasing all this
gifted energy that our current and prior generations have
Hire the guys who made this commercial.
"Because at the International Plastics Coalition, we care." [doctorremulac3, Mar 16 2019]
||You might have saved the environment with one
||I'd like to see the concept sold in one of those
"We're doing our part" style commercials brought
to you by The United Plastics Industry or
something. Show "valuable energy commodities"
being "stored" in parks, on beaches, show a seagul
with a plastic ring around it's neck giving a thumb's
up and smiling. (feather up?)
||I'm doubtful that significant amounts of energy can be stored
as plastics in the sea. In marked contrast, though, seawater
itself stores vast amounts of energy that could be tapped
simply by drilling holes in the bottom, installing turbines, and
allowing the water to run through them.
||I sometimes wonder* whether oil and gas fields are just prehistoric landfill.
||I sometimes wonder* whether oil and gas fields are just food stores for evolving bacteria. Of course, plastic is a set back and will need a few more evolutionary steps.
||* A couple of times and now.
||Interesting* to think we might eventually end up as oil to
meet the fuel and lubrication needs of future Earth
they'll have my picture
on the can smiling and giving thumbs up. "Earth Male 2020
Brand Zlazmatronic Oil."
||Hope I end up being fuel to power the engine of some
massive Earth moving machine and not some kind of sex
lubricant for disgusting future Earth creature butt* sex.
||*Or whatever it is they have.
||^ Or both. Massive complex machines, entwined, making the earth move.
||I just don't want to end up being smeared all over some
smulekulon's svuluput and getting stuck into a hot volmazik.
||You won't know, The real stuff that makes you who you are will be on another existence doing your unique brand of halfbakery work.