I have this strange idea, that we could start an intelligent discussion about the future of the world as far as energy consumption goes.
Here is an interesting theory, I have to say that I agree with its outlook unless the world's energy consumption AND population can be lowered somehow (by new inventions, war or disease).
So take a look first and then we can have the discussion:
For people with ADD, here is a shorter version:
The theory basicly states that the industrial civilization is going to last for about 100 years, between 1930-2030.
An interesting snipet from the previous article: World oil production per person has been falling since 1979....