MinnPost - Biggest barrier to using less oil? Our reluctance to embrace new ways of life There is a lot of truth in this. One of the folks I am working on a community garden with has no TV, her wireless hub has died so she prints from her laptop via a cable to the printer. She has no car. She tries to live her politics and is probably in a better position than many of us will be when it hits the fan. She is embracing the future. If only the rest of us were as prepared.