Friday, January 25, 2008

Air Purifiers, The Prisoners Dilemma and the Fall of Man Kind

I was staring at my air purifier last night and I realized it is not helping, not really. The more it purifies my local air supply the more coal is burned to generate the electricity to run it. The more coal that is burned to run it the greater the pollution level and need for a purifier. The more purifiers running, the more coal need, the more pollution and so on.

Now we have a couple of options...

1.) Everyone stop buying things that pollute in the process and make the leap to green manufacturing and energy creation. (Everyone wins)
2.) I go green and you still pollute - I die you have purified air. (You win)
2.) You go green and I still pollute - You die and I have purified air. (I win)
4.) We both pollute and we all die and no one has clean air. (We all lose)

I know what is the right thing to do...shut all of this stuff off and stop being part of the problem and hope you do the same..

But since I don't trust you and I am an asshole, I am going to purify my room, pollute yours and be on my merry way....

7 comments:

Mags said...

Well, if your air is ever tainted and you need mouth to mouth-you know where I live. ;)

Kristi said...

You think too much. It's Friday, enjoy the weekend.

Boriquaz said...

Amen!

Tara said...

Very well put!

cher said...

this was an awesome post! nice little blog you have here! you crack me up

Rocketstar said...

that is the right call my friend.

Lucidiocy said...

Oi.