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Amazon.com without oilEdit

Amazon's physical product e-commerce machine will grind to a halt without the cheap shipping capability of ubiquitous air freight, trucking and express delivery services.

If they survive the initial economic crash, their business will shift rapidly to electronic delivery of media -- digital downloads of e-books, music & movies. People will say Jeff Bezos was a genius to develop the Kindle.

As people are forced to do more business in their local communities within walking/biking distance, Amazon will set up a network of physical stores in cities and towns, where they will download electronic media and turn them into physical artifacts. This will begin with CDs, DVDs and printed books and magazines; as 3D printing technology becomes mainstream, Amazon will become a supplier of all manner of distribute-and-print physical products and parts.

Advertising without oilEdit

No printing inks

Lack of paper

Transportation of Magazines

Fewer products

Solution: Web based advertising, Digital. More local advertising. Word of mouth

Apparel without oilEdit

No synthetic fabrics such as polyester.

higher prices do to transport.

plant more natural fibre crops.

smaller local producers.

Automobiles without oilEdit

Less of them; electric or alcohol. Leather seats. Natural finishes. Wind up. Wind powered.

ATM without oilEdit

Instead of an ATM, we may need to go back to using human tellers

Apples without oilEdit

Problem: Keeping the doctor away on an orchard scale usually requires petroleum-based pesticides/fungicides.


Solution: Using disease-resistant breeds. Bagging fruit to prevent access from insects. [[1]]

Art without oilEdit

No oil paints, canvasses. No physical tours. No art road shows, normally driven by trucks around a country. The revival of regional art rather than national art as tours decrease in frequency.

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