Saturday, June 7, 2008

where do we go from here?


With gas prices soaring higher and higher, I'm wondering what's next? How will this ever increasing cost change the way we live? Better technology in cars? Telecommuting? Longer days, shorter work weeks? What do you think? Thoughts?

7 comments:

Jared said...

I'm really hoping that this kicks off a more urgent search for alternative fuels, or methods of transportation...

Chelle said...

I think I'm going completely broke just trying to keep gas in the mini!!! And I'm wondering when I'll ever be able to afford to take another road trip with my kids! So annoying.

Sharon said...

I for sure think about why I need to drive, and consider how I can consolidate my errands more now.
I hear scooter sales are going up! I'd look pretty cute on a pink one! They just have to make trailers for them that will hold a few kids and car seats!
For sure our next car will be a hybrid...

Grammy said...

I would love to see Sharon on a pink scooter with a trailer pulling four kids and car seats! Ha! Good question, about where we go from here. I agree, all of the above thoughts are great thoughts. Alternative fuels, longer work days with less days,probably all are things we will see in the future.

Steve said...

Way to make us think J! On the ministerial front, even pastoral visits must be qualified/justified more stringently now. Even a hospital visit to Vallejo and back can be a pinch on a tight budget. Know what I mean Vern? Technology can help us tremendously (do work, stay connected), but less human touch (literally) will have a gradual adverse effect.

Lauren said...

We have to be careful about where we put our "faith" as far as alternatives go. Hybrids are typically overrated and often there are equivalent and cheaper vehicles with greater or equal real fuel efficiency. Existing alternative fuels are not all they are cracked up to be. Biofuel production is rough on the environment, contributing to higher food prices, and has yet to be perfected to be a reliable alternative Increased use of public transit and improved transit would be great, and our politicians need to regulate and keep these rich folks from jacking up prices and getting even richer off of us poor fools. Realistically, what will happen is more funding for alternative fuels, but hopefully not just biofuel, and demand will push car manufacturers to increase fuel efficiency.
Or there will be a mass rebellian and this will be the downfall of our civilization or something.

james said...

dang Lauren I WAS in a good mood. I just bought an 8 cylinder gas sucking road hog...it will look nice in the drive way...:-)