The idea of an 'industrial economy' is an extremely recent human invention. And we’ve staked quite a lot on its continuation.
But it faces a massive predicament: It’s running out of resources.
When talking about the “economy”, we're really referring to the flow of goods and services — which are themselves entirely dependent on energy. No energy = no goods and services = no economy. It’s really that simple.
So to track where we are in this story, put on your ‘energy goggles’. If you do, you can discover quite a lot.