As we approach the end of the age of oil, isn’t it remarkable how little we’ve planned for what is to follow? Unfortunately, our inability to prepare for the next energy regime will insure that the transition away from oil will be disruptive. How difficult and when? The facts may not tell you, since the facts are unclear at this juncture. But your feelings may be a better guide - which is why a fictional approach to the subject can be particularly insightful.