Technology, and the worldwide industrialization it has made possible, has always been viewed with as much suspicion as enthusiasm. By manipulating the world to fit our immediate preferences, the worry is that we may simultaneously be undermining our long-term needs. Our natural and healthy desire for sweet tasting high-calorie foods has led to a sugar and fat-packed world, with 25 million diabetics and 600,000 annual deaths from heart disease in the U.S. alone. Our ability to power machines to do our work, while we remain motionless in front of televisions, computers, and smart phones, has led to an epidemic of obesity never before experienced.
The latest, and arguably the most serious concern, is the fear of uncontrolled climate change brought on by greenhouse gas emissions from the burning of fossil fuels, estimated to be at over 25 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide annually. Although the number of variables affecting global weather patterns is immense, making it impossible for scientists to determine exactly what the effects of global warming will be, or how soon such effects could appear, there’s little disagreement that the climate is changing. Nor is there much disagreement that climate change, whatever form it eventually takes, will be stressful on the human condition, since humanity has geared virtually everything it does to a stable and narrow climate. Our entire agricultural system, for example, has been genetically and chemically fine-tuned, and even small long-term variations can cause a major collapse, an increasingly fragile cornerstone of what is considered by many to be a worldwide technological house of cards.
VIASPACE is one of the few agriculturally oriented companies in the world that can expect its star to rise as concerns about global warming grow. The company’s new proprietary energy crop, called Giant King Grass (GKG), is proving to be one of the most cost effective renewable energy sources on the planet, a dedicated and carbon neutral source of power that absorbs as much carbon dioxide as is released during combustion for energy. It’s more economically viable than other renewable sources because it grows extremely fast and requires no expensive new technologies or infrastructure to implement. In addition, it can generate energy whenever needed, day or night in any type of weather. In fact the company is already signing agreements in various parts of the world with governments anxious for a reliable source of cheap and responsible power.
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