Monday, November 27, 2006

How do we get more power?

Predictably, Reason says government spending is not the answer.

First of all, I think he is being a bit facetious when he claims that the Apollo project was a "technological dead-end." Here is a short list of some technologies that were spun-off from the program:

Yeah, not all of these are mind-blowing (who could have ever envisioned an "electronic food warmer" without the space program???), but still...

I think a better way of looking at this is:

"Where would we be in our search for alternative energy if we had spent the $345 billion dollars we've burned through in Iraq on such a project?"

My guess? We'd be driving those cars from Back to the Future that run on garbage by now.


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