posted on Mar, 28 2008 @ 02:28 PM
If they forced me to BUY one myself, I'd tell them I couldn't afford it and to eat my big smelly pile of you-know-what, and I'd boycott the auto
industry and get a really nice bicycle.
My GUESS is that nobody seems incredibly worried about the so called "oil crisis" or the "environmental crisis", so there's two scenarios I see
Either we have a lot more oil than the public thinks we do, and all of this 150 dollars a barrel nonsense is just people getting greedy and
compensating for the loss of the dollars value by charging more for everything (inflation, I guess), mostly oil....
We ARE having an oil crisis and whatnot, but they aren't too worried about oil running out, because they already have warehouses upon warehouses full
of technology that can replace gas permanently, and can bring an end to heavy pollution of the environment. The only reason these are not being
implemented now is still the same reason as the first, greed, play for power, the usual.
I just don't see the power elite of the world letting the "sheeple" completely destroy the world that THEY are living on, too, just to make some
more money and gain some more power. What good is power when everybody's dead?
So... we should only buy into an alternative method of energy production/consumption if it can permanently fix those two key issues: pollution and
lack of availability.
I just don't see electric cars alone creating solutions for those problems. There's too many hidden factors there, like what's being used to
generate the electricity? If you want Nuclear Power to do that instead of gasoline, you're basically trading one deadly poison for another extremely
deadly poison: radioactive toxic waste, and not to mention the possibility of nuclear meltdown or explosion.
If you're looking for biofuels to answer your prayers, there's two problems with that:
One problem being that, in order to replace the demand for energy that oil has abandoned, farmers worldwide would have to increase their crop
production by outstanding amounts, and more land will be devastated, and as the availability of reapable soil grows smaller and smaller, the energy
industry will be competing with the food industry over land and crops, thus creating food shortages, and further destroying the environment.
Another problem with biofuels is that we're still burning things and releasing the emissions into the atmosphere, replacing one dangerous emission
with another.... no doubt chemicals would be added during the fuel's creation, and we just can't predict what those kind of emissions could build up
to. It's too risky and we need room for food production a lot more.
So what are we left with?
Hydrogen power (water as fuel?) and the much talked about mythical free energy devices that are rumoured to be of ET descent...
I can see possible meteorological anomalies arising because of the excessive moisture created by burning water, and I hear that messing with straight
hydrogen power is an unstable science as of yet (I picture driving a tiny version of the H-bomb)...
So, no I think that would be a rreally stupid idea to implement the electric car, when obviously they have better technology waiting in the wings. If
they did that, it would be like they were just trying to put oil "out of sight, out of mind" from the public, but I think too many people are aware
of the oil monopolies' games now. I don't think they could slip that one by us.