hellcatabout 1 year ago
Bicycles increase your carbon foot-print by making you work harder (thus causing you to eat more). The real solution to the infrastructure problem is to eliminate it: i.e. just stay where you are. We should just live, work, eat, etc. in one place and not move around too much. If no one goes anywhere, then there is no need for infrastructure, and no need for all the energy used for transportation. This is the ideal. Obviously we can't get there in one step. But imagine everyone jacked into a global virtual-reality system that is plugged into their visual cortex. This would allow people to travel, work, play etc. without actually using much energy. Either that or we can just live in huts and grow our own food like Mahatma Gandhi. Either way our footprint is minimized. Personally, I'd rather plug into the system.