I had a rather strange dream last night (July 28, 2012). The dream was about aliens had decided the human population had grown past a point of no return. We were breeding, polluting,and consuming more then the earth could supply.
In order to save the earth and the human species, aliens decided it was time to clean house. The (the aliens) developed a virus that could be transmitted in powder form. Low flying alien ships acted like crop dusters over our major cities.
The powder covered tens of thousands of people, who in the following days developed the virus, which was contagious between people. The result was millions of people died.
My dream moved from the aliens crop dusting the major cities, to people roaming the streets stealing and killing for food.
One of my sons had it to my house. I was somewhere, but I do not remember my exact location. Somehow, I called my son and told him to start eating my food stockpile. I also told my son about keeping lights on at night, and how that could draw attention, just basic OPSEC stuff.
Somehow or another my wife and I made it home.
The dream was somewhat dark with lots of death and destruction.
Aliens aside, lets just remove them from the equation, I think my dream was how humans have reached the edge of our resources. We might have plenty of oil, but what about food? Over the past few years the U.S. has experienced several droughts, which have ruined corn crops.
With continued drought and climate change, what are people supposed to do about food and water? I think that food and safe drinking water is what my dream was about.