World Without Oil

The World Without Oil is a website telling a story about what an oil crisis in the United States might be like. The story is told from the point of view that it is real, with blog posts and videos supposedly describing the daily situation. Sort of like the modern marketing campaigns for the television series Lost or the vampire series True Blood. The story covers a 32 week period over which the price of gasoline rises to $8 per gallon. There has been a lot of work put into this story. One problem is the format. Being spread out over simulated blog posts and news stories etc it feels somewhat incoherent. But if you want to instill hypermiling culture in the USA I guess writing stories like this one can only help. If you like disaster stories and are interested in saving on gas, you might be interested in World Without Oil.

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