We really are running into a wall on the methane crisis, and we we simply don't have the time to integrate these changes at a slower pace.
Let's focus on changing our regulations that prohibit building neighborhoods for pedestrians. Let's work on getting homes with solar roofs and big batteries. Let's get drone delivery everywhere. Let's electrify the transport system with electric cars, electric trucks, eVTOL aircraft. Let's tunnel underneath and between cities and connect them with hyperloops. Let's connect people in rural areas with low-cost, low-latency satellite internet access.
Doing these things will directly provide a great number of jobs for a great number of people. It will make a great number of new jobs possible. It will improve the natural environment. I think this is a much more positive direction to take than to try to slow things down.
Did you mean 'promote' rather than 'prohibit'?
I spend less on restaurant foods, but I spend more on groceries. So while one part is losing, another is gaining.
Obviously these are not - or even anywhere near - a 1:1 ratio. The money I save on fuel, is not spent 100% on something else. But it's not like everything I save from WFH goes directly to my savings account - there are things I spend more money on now.
The largest saving, IMO, comes from the commute itself. The time saved is fabulous - and really makes you think how much time is wasted on commuting. 2 x 15 mins a day for roughly 240 days, that's 120 hours...or 3 full 40-hour weeks! And 15 mins is pretty damn nice to begin with, imagine those that have to commute 1-2 hours every day.
And some bike to work so no savings there.