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[Perspectives] Black gold, dark future

“My father rode a camel. I drive a car. My son flies a jet airplane. His son will ride a camel”, a Saudi saying goes, summing up the fact that although current generations have never experienced a world where there is no availability of oil, the idea of infinite progress with finite natural resources to fuel it is unattainable. So what will happen when global oil resources finish? Will it be the end of plastic and its use for disposable medical devices? How will people warm themselves, fuel their transport, and cook their food?