posted on May, 27 2008 @ 04:54 PM
Governor Mike Huckabee, while campaigning for president, put forth one or two very good ideas that were often not discussed in length by the MSM. One
of his Ideas was to put forth a billion dollar prize to the individual who could mass produce an engine that had a fuel economy over 100 mpg.
I loved the sentiment, and barring the already glaring problem of government overspending for little result, I also felt that there was a need to take
this one step further.
Energy costs have a ridiculous impact on our daily lives. To think of the costs that are associated with our food alone, starting at the farming level
all the way to you preparing it, I find that many do not understand the TRUE economic, social, and political benefits of a cheap energy alternative.
The use of energy was at one point only a miniscule portion of the overall costs of our products. Now, it eats up a huge portion of our labor's
Jumping this last hurdle, although eliminating many industries, would provide man the true peak of his potential.
It would allow unlimited fresh water around the world, as energy costs are a huge portion of both desalinization and water transportation costs.
If all vehicles, and all homes and businesses, had unlimited extremely cheap energy, huge amounts of money could be freed up for both lifestyle gains
and the advancement of our society.
These same companies who complain of the loss of their industry would see huge gains in other fields as companies and people look to spend their
resources else where. It would eliminate the stranglehold most dictators have on their people, as well as limit the need for our current resource
The diets of those in all areas would become rich in vegetables and fruits, as growing year round would become possible in all areas.
So my question is this; Is the technology there to support this theory, and is the resolve of any billionaire or voting bloc strong enough to
implement this challenge?
Would a prize of this nature produce a generator to provide our needs while not polluting, and eliminate the need for fossil fuels?
OP's note: I am preparing a series of essays, of which this is a minor topic, and would really enjoy the input that some of you may offer. Any
reference or opinion made by a poster will be credited in my final essays, which I will begin posting this summer.
[edit on 27-5-2008 by jasonjnelson]