Scope_Dog t1_jefp2hs wrote

yes, even in a world where every possible need is met by technology, you still need people to direct that power. You still need city planning, fashion design, product development, landscape design, etc. not to mention long term goals like expansion into space. This requires people to make educated decisions, and directing that labor toward desirable outcomes.


Scope_Dog t1_iu5dmc6 wrote

I'll just point out that none of these projections factor in any type of carbon removal. When we are fully converted to renewable energy, there will be vast amounts of excess unused power to go to things like carbon removal and desalination. These projections also don't account for the exponential (or at least non-linear) advancement of renewable energy tech such as batteries, etc.