iChase Posted June 6, 2008 Share Posted June 6, 2008 Eight Reasons You'll Rejoice When We Hit $8 gallon gasoline: http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/eigh...dist=TNMostRead And yes, I think he's nuts... Actually, I agree with several points made. Especially this one: 1. RIP for the internal-combustion engine They may contain computer chips, but the power source for today's cars is little different than that which drove the first Model T 100 years ago. That we're still harnessed to this antiquated technology is testament to Big Oil's influence in Washington and success in squelching advances in fuel efficiency and alternative energy. Given our achievement in getting a giant mainframe's computing power into a handheld device in just a few decades, we should be able to do likewise with these dirty, little rolling power plants that served us well but are overdue for the scrap heap of history. It is time for the internal combustion engine to die. Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. Why can't we harness that? Without delving into politics too much, I think it's for the reason mentioned in that quote. Think about it, what is the reason for not having a hydrogen fueled car in mass production yet? It produces water as its only waste, it's highly efficient, and it's abundant. I really think we're too clouded by politics to see what is truly best for the economy and the environment. Anyone ever watched Futurecar on Discovery? It's inspiring. We need to forget about oil all together. Oil isn't our concern any more, we aren't going to be able to do anything about its rising costs. We need to abandon it, and we should have abandoned it five years ago. Oil supports technological stagnancy. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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