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India’s Blackout Affects Us All

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Try calling an 800 number for any larger company.  You’ll likely wait for hours.

If you’re in the web business, try getting a hold of some of the programmers you hired for a few bucks an hour just aren’t available.  Your web projects go on hold until things recover.

Of course, if you’re a client of one of these web services or larger companies, you should start asking about their strategy to ‘farm out’ so much of their business to the other side of the world when there are perfectly talented and unemployed workers here.

Within a few months, shipments of all of our cheap clothing and other products may be delayed or may not even show up when we’re expecting them.

In the near future, India’s demand for solar power, wind power (despite Stephen Harper’s attempt to malign this important renewable industry) and nuclear will shoot through the roof as they reassemble their antiquated electrical infrastructure.

People in India may even demand change, as certain castes continue to have their own power 100% of the time while corruption and greed prevent decent-sized hydro projects from coming online to serve the mass of the population.

And when that happens, what will be the impact of India turning into itself as an investment and priority as opposed to spending money around the world on investments?  Will we suffer or will we benefit from new projects that we can bid on?

We’re going to feel India’s pain, whether we like it or not.  The question is, how are we going to help them move forward?

Is it time to look into more serious energy programs that will significantly reduce the cost of power for all citizens of the world while also reducing the impact they have?  Should we lift the lid on research done by people like Tesla 100 years ago or invest in fusion or better batteries for renewable resources?

The answer is ‘hell yeah’ and don’t let the Cons and their crooked carbon conundrums slow us down.

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