Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 at 6:43 am
Electric and Gas Alternative Experiments
Incredible the possibility of being freed from electric and gas with the hope of generating hydrogen from solar panels. Although a small experiment is a long way from giving us hydrogen powered cars, it still holds out the possibility of energy sources and transformations that seemed to be nothing more than pipe dreams a few years ago. It seems to me that with sources for electric and gas both running out that perhaps now is the time for inspiration for true innovation and exploration into power sources that would really propel us into the next millennium.
Imagine if the president inspired us now like happened almost fifty years ago. Can you envision the president giving a speech similar to John F Kennedy, when President Kennedy gave the speech about exploring new frontiers and being the first nation to send men into space. It became the impetus for years of exploration and technological advances. Such a speech if given today could not rehash the old standbys of wind and solar power or electric cars. Instead we need a leader to inspire us to finding freedom from electric and gas power. Perhaps it won’t be a president, but an entrepreneurial business man who has vast resources to provide some incentives and promotion of the advancement of exploring new sources of power. If a business man steps to the plate it can’t be to invest in a current plan with hopes of expansion, but someone who is willing to motivate scientist and other great thinkers to explore ideas that have never been touched.
Electric and gas are the current ball and chain that have kept us invested in relationships with dictators and other men who have evil intents. In some way our selfish investment in their resources gives us ownership of some the guilt for their bad acts. What would it take to free us from the prison bars of electric and gas? Some of us may choose to live in a very simple way that reduces our usage of the resources, but it is unlikely that we will ever achieve cultural freedom from large amounts of energy consumed on a daily basis.
Perhaps all of this will only happen if the crisis of a shortage of energy sources reaches a critical juncture that pushes those with the research facilities and the training to truly focus on solving the problem and bring us into a hopeful view of the next 1000 years.