Wednesday, June 18, 2008
While We're Talking About Oil
Greg Perkins, over at NoodleFood, found some wonderful technological news in an article on the TimesOnline website. Seems LS9, a computer firm in Silicon Valley, California, has genetically altered a microscopic "bug" which eats biological waste, such as wheat straw and wood chips and excretes petroleum. At a time of worldwide oil shortages, LS9, and other firms working along the same lines, could turn the OPEC nations into minor players in the energy production industry.
At a time when global oil demand is increasing daily and our anti-productivity Congress is keeping the world's most productive nation in neutral, inventiveness of this sort could restore America to its normal place as the world's leader in technological development. All LS9 has to do now, is keep the government out of it.
Call me a fan.