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Car of the future: Nuclear, solar, and battery power from the 1950s and 1960s. - Slate Magazine

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“Looking at old visions of the future is instructive in two ways: First, it tells us what people thought about the present they lived in, since every vision of the future is also a conversation about the here and now. Second, it puts the world as we know it into sharp relief, helping us remember all of the changes we take for granted and highlighting the revolutions that never came.”

The question I have is whether policy and economics have failed us by creating friction for alternatives, or whether we were just too optimistic about alternative energy 50-60 years ago.

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