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This book is jampacked with random information which adds really no importance or significance to one’s life. It is as if you asked somebody to spit out a bunch of random information, and in extreme detail, which would improve your life and understanding of the world in almost no significant way. It is almost a waste of time to read this kind of information compared to the other ways you could spend the energy and time. Most of the things this book mentions a typical human would already understand by common sense. Save yourself the money and spend it on something more meaningful.
I don't recommend this book except for insomniacs. The author rambles for entire chapters without making a point. His opinions, forecasts, and conclusions have so many conditions to be indecipherable. I wanted to know where he thought future economic growth could come from, but he didn't say, despite writing a very long, dull chapter on it. I'd like to know the future of energy since we can't prosper without it, but he's silent, despite muttering for the last few hundred pages. He ended the book with a whimper instead of a bang. I'm very disappointed because he knows so much, yet explains so little.
I really wanted to like this book but I surrender. Even after skipping a couple chapters I could not complete it. The author's writing style is torturous. Bill Gates' recommendation should have been the giveaway.
An anmzingly detailed description of all the energy tools human societites have used and inveted. Way too detailes for a general public. The last chapter summs it all. Not worth a read. I like Smils's reasoning and was desapoined by how litle of his analysis he gives the reader. It is manly facts, numbers, facts.