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Old 08-23-2014, 11:03 PM
 
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How are you going to drive your car with solar and wind power?

It is electric cars and hybrid cars not solar where we are headed.Solar never caught on for some reason.
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Old 08-24-2014, 07:45 AM
 
Location: slc, utah
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It is electric cars and hybrid cars not solar where we are headed.Solar never caught on for some reason.
Wind and solar power could be used to help charge the batteries on electric or hybrid vehicles, especially on long trips. This could lessen the need to recharge in the conventional manner as often as is needed now. Small,efficient turbines should be able to generate enough power to at least help regenerate the power source for the electric engine; or be able to run the engine at freeway speeds when the wind speed and volume are at its highest. Same with solar...receptors embedded in the paint or integrated into the hood, trunk, or roof panels could have the same impact.
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Old 09-01-2014, 03:45 AM
 
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I think in 50 years:
1) America won't exist
2) Population worldwide will be declining from old age, disease, war, famine, etc.
3) Anyone who has somewhat functional electricity and sewage in a safe area will consider themselves lucky
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Old 09-01-2014, 12:23 PM
 
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Wind and solar power could be used to help charge the batteries on electric or hybrid vehicles, especially on long trips. This could lessen the need to recharge in the conventional manner as often as is needed now. Small,efficient turbines should be able to generate enough power to at least help regenerate the power source for the electric engine; or be able to run the engine at freeway speeds when the wind speed and volume are at its highest. Same with solar...receptors embedded in the paint or integrated into the hood, trunk, or roof panels could have the same impact.
Solar power cars look ugly !! No wonder people do not buy them.Trying getting a family of 4 in them.





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Old 09-01-2014, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Solar power cars look ugly !! No wonder people do not buy them.Trying getting a family of 4 in them.




Those cars are not meant for families. Solar is not yet practical once it is then you will see them in all the car's, trucs and SUV's we drive now.
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Old 09-01-2014, 01:56 PM
 
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Those cars are not meant for families. Solar is not yet practical once it is then you will see them in all the car's, trucs and SUV's we drive now.
If you can get it very efficient with less solar panels more like





Than may be more people will want it.
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Old 09-01-2014, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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Interesting topic...it was pretty well-explored in this futuristic novel: http://www.amazon.com/Falling-Throug...7469263&sr=1-1
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Old 09-01-2014, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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If you can get it very efficient with less solar panels more like





Than may be more people will want it.
Honestly I will wait till they are even smaller and common on cars like the SUV I own, Mercedes 500 ML. I suspect it that will happen in the next 10 years.

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Old 09-02-2014, 11:36 PM
 
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Have you seen the film "Elysium"? It seems to describe a general idea of how the late 21st/early 22nd century society is going to turn out.

People who have the money and the means WILL go to space and set up colonies to get away from the overcrowded Earth and its depleting resources.

Already you have companies like Bigelow who are making inflatable space habitats for use by private companies (Google Bigelow space station). Since they are more durable than traditional space station components, they can stay in space for several decades without eventual wear or tear.

In the decades that come, there will be such space habitats for residential use as well. They will also have food labs and will reuse their energy so the people who end up living there will never ever have to return to Earth.

Meanwhile on Earth itself, you will see the decline of habitat and resources due to overpopulation. Even if you decrease the amount of energy you consume per-capita, you still will be unable to lower the total energy used on Earth because more and more people are being born every second.
Interesting. I never knew about Bigelow space stations. I'll have to Google and find out!

I would only hope to reverse the damage done, and hope for a more fair and just society.

Looking back in history, there's always been societies where there is a sort of structural hierarchy (not that it's right), but I'm starting to think maybe humans are their down falls, because they're so complacent that when injustice happens, they sit their and watch, and keep their mouths shut and follow along with the crowd.

I also imagine the future on Earth will also face major biochemical warfares. And, literally, species like reptiles, spiders, **** coaches.. all the creatures who are immune to life pollution and disease, they'll probably outlive us.

As long as people crank up the A.C. and ignore the alarm bells, I feel sad to see how destructive we've become to Mother Nature. The ego of the human mind does seem to make people think they're immortal, when in fact, the planet doesn't need us. We can scorch off and die, and life will continue on as it did and always has. People's folly is they tend to think they're better. They have no concept of respect or reverence to self and others but think they do by ignoring reality and continuing to live in their delusions, apathy and ignorance.
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Old 09-09-2014, 07:33 PM
 
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Do you think the world will be more like science fiction or just like today? What do you think?
More like it is today. People in the middle east will still be killing each other, we will still be driving cars.....
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