Aren’t these futuristic mock-ups amazing!
Have the people spamming this all over everywhere never seen new developmental proposals passed around their local city council meetings? The proposed projects ALWAYS look spectacular. Putting shit on paper is relatively easy. Funding it is difficult.
I don’t want to be cynical simply to point out how dumb these solar roadways are. That would be easy; a road pressure-weighted for a moose yet durable enough to handle a 40-ton tractor trailer? I could go on but I won’t. What’s important is pointing out that this false hope is suffocating the environmental movement. There is no technological panacea for our current predicament. And certainly not one which exists in order to save the god-damned automobile of all things. The sooner this reality is accepted, the sooner we can shift the focus to the means of dismantling the technological systems that are making the planet uninhabitable for hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of different species of plants and animals. Others put the modern world together, it’s time for us to take it apart.