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    • While I agree with most of the basic premise behind Zeitgeist, I seriously doubt the utopian future envision for the future. A Jetson like future is highly unlikely for all sorts of reasons. Governments and big corporations, greed, corruption, fiat money, the willingness of people to go along, etc. have steered us right into a ditch that’s going to be difficult to get out of.

        • Personally, I don’t put much faith in Jetson type futuristic scenarios. That’s the way these ideas come across to me. Also, I don’t trust the UN, one world government or big government. I see UNESCO is funding Auroville. Now why is that?

      • Hi Owen big fan of your work. I know you were in touch with Peggy Bradley as she was training us in the field of hydroponics here in India. I read your mail regarding what your view is about hydroponics and its use of chemicals. I personally don’t distinguish between organic and non-organic and I’ll explain later. I am about to start a sustainable project in Assam and I plan to use your concepts. The project will be dedicated to research, education, food production, water harvesting etc.

  1. Gday Owen, I’ve been following your site for a long time. Love all the information you bring together and all of your house designs.
    I hadconsidered going with Earthbags till I found the associated costs for the bags. I know they are cheap if you can find the right suppliers, but in Australia, it is quite hard.
    To make a long story short (too late), I have intentions of doing something similar here in Australia.
    Shoot me an email @ sovaka@gmail.com and I will send you through some sketches/mockups.
    I intend on using recycled woods, earth bricks and other natural building materials.
    Since you mentioned loving hearing about these, I’d pop in and tell you of my project :)

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