Not literally, it will be the end of the world as we know it. The key word is "energy". Oil is the engine of the world. The powers to be do not want to lose control of the "oil card". If and when oil is obsolete because of new and free energy the phenomenon represents, the power brokers will not be able to control us..."We The Sheeple"
What if the ever ominous "they" stop here looking for Rocket Fuel on a generational ship or the like?
Boom Town Rats!
I don't like Mondays.