posted on Apr, 12 2011 @ 12:23 AM
The industry and infrastructure of the machine we call civilization was built from the ground up for oil. So much we take for granted is part of that
industry. Thousands of chemical derivatives for plastics, cosmetics,and other industries plus fuels and lubrication oils are dependent and would
literally kill to avoid death.
People in panic pull their savior under water to keep from drowning. How much more would these industries, by themselves or as a cooperative, could
not control even our governments to keep oil from becoming less profitable?
Car manufacturers are just the top of the pyramid of profit. The industry is supported by thousands of parts makers, suppliers of materials, services
and stores for employees and their families to spend their pay. Slight changes in that industry effects millions of people, and billions in profits.
It is all built on oil.
We likely have hundreds of perfect ideas for new engines, but who wants to turn over the industry at their own expense, and a contract killing from
their own industry.
Flashy stuff like the Tesla
is tolerated because it is a diversion for public need of movement in that
direction and well out of range of viability for any but the rich. But maybe the corporate social system will break down for lack of any markets
Permanent Press clothing was outlawed because the Clothing Cleaners industry lobbied that so many would loose market and thousands would go out of
business. We have "No Iron" and some other things, but it took time, lawyers and crafty inventors to get around.
This design might cause a rukus for a while, but I fear it will be starved out by reluctant markets, and all the associated industries being less than
friendly to them.