The energy-technologist is the true ringleader in this merry-go-round. Where still available in sufficient quantity, coal (the Earth’s Bread) and water (the Earth’s Blood) are used to produce various forms of energy. Enormous quantities of energy are being produced, electrical energy in particular, but even today nobody knows what electricity actually is. The possible uses of electricity are enormous. How it comes into being, the consequences and the after-effects of present methods of its production, remain unknown however.
Humanity has wallowed in this fortuitously discovered wealth for only a few decades. The water to drive its machines will become increasingly scarce and of worsening quality. The catastrophes which beset the Earth will also become more and more violent, for humanity has stolen carbone (her bread), water (her blood) and energy (her soul). Untiringly, humanity labours on and plunges deeper and deeper into abject misery.