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...what would you consider a good starting point, and what reduction of quality of life would be acceptable? I'm asking as the technological capacity of today is part of that finite consumption model set to be changed. Where to draw the line? I would want to start from scratch using a sustainable community and then build in the elements available without losing the boundary conditions. (The difference between backward and forward modelling, perhaps.)

I'm leaning towards the idea that the "house of the future" needs to be blended with practical (and slick) conservation techniques. If we can get a tv-screen in every room of our house but for the energy of a standard flatscreen television of today would that be workable? How about televisions painted on the walls?

by Nomad on Tue Oct 31st, 2006 at 01:02:31 PM EST
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