Herrejisses vilken karl. Vilken MAN. Och dessutom har han fattat grejen. Grejen med elektricitet, energiåtgång, hur vi använder upp jorden. Otroligt.
The end of day is nigh, eller ja, den KAN vara nära. Bara det är illa nog.
”It won’t take very much, I’m telling you. It will not take much for people to hit the panic button. The amount of convenience that people rely on based on electricity alone. You start taking out electricity and satellites, and people are going to lose their noodle. People don’t have maps anymore. People use their iPhones or GPS systems, so if there’s no electricity, nobody has maps.”
”And people are going to go, ‘That land’s not yours, prove that it’s yours,’ and the only thing you have to prove it’s yours is on an electric file. Then it’s like, ‘What’s the value of currency, and whose food is whose?’ People’s alarm systems at their homes will no longer work. Neither will our heating, our garbage disposals, hot-water heaters that run on gas but depend on electricity – what happens when all our modern conveniences fail? I’m going to be ready to take myself and my family to a safe place where they don’t have to worry.”
So what’s a soothsaying star supposed to do when he sees the end of the world? Kutcher is stocking up on guns and spending hours and hours running the canyons near his home, pushed on by visions of being chased by wild boar. He’s also taking daily bikram yoga sessions, and learning Krav Maga, a deadly Israeli combat technique taught to high-powered special ops.
”All of my physical fitness regimen is completely tailored around the end of day.
I stay fit for no other reason than to save the people I care about.”
On losing power last Christmas: “It was 20 below zero. I got my guns out. We made a fire. We went to the grocery store, and the doors were open because they’re all electronic. People were rolling in and out, clearing out the shelves.”
Vettifän om det är produktivt att ladda upp med en massa vapen hemma, känns lite bakåtsträvande. Men allt det andra. Oh lord.
Vad gott att ha ett jobb där det krävs att fysiken ska vara i topp och en medföljande livsstil som tillåter dagliga bikram yogapass och att hinna lära sig krav maga (stor bokstav?) – ihop med allt annat som ska få plats i livet.
Disciplin att få in det i dagsrutinen hos en vanlig svenne, Jones’s, Smith’s och så vidare.
”Ingen använder papperskartor längre..”
Well noted. Läskig tanke.