Monday, 28 March 2011

Water Cars!

There have always been rumblings that someone, somewhere, has invented a water car, only for shady elements of the government or 'big oil' to "silence" its creator. Well, whether you think it technically possible or not, I have come across a video of a scientist who has allegedly done it. The scientist in question may look familiar to you if you've ever been into the whole alien conspiracy lore. Bob Lazar gained brief notoriety in the 1990s when he publicly claimed to have been a government scientist working at the secret military facility, Area 51. Well, he also appears to have created a hydrogen car.

If this is genuine, then it could well be the greatest human breakthrough in history. You might be tempted to think that this free, unlimited, non-polluting energy source could well solve many of humanity's problems over night, if only those evil energy companies didn't have such a vested interest in maintaining the status quo. But think about this for a second. Sure, a cheap, pollution free alternative to gasoline might send the global economy through the roof, leading to a huge development boom throughout the world. It would mean more people driving cars. More people building more places to go in those cars. More people. More consumption. More trees cut down. More roads laid down. And what do you pave roads with? Oil. The same oil you use to lubricate a water powered car. The same oil that goes into all the plastics that make the tail lights, the bumper, the tires and just about everything else on the planet these days. And, there'd be double the amount of cars on the road. A utopian future then? But we are running out of oil. If this technology is truly feasible, then it is one of the few alternatives that would stop us going back to horse-drawn carriages. Indeed, if 'big oil' managed to patent and maintain a monopoly on this tech, and let's be honest, they're probably the only corporations with the resources to make it work, then they could stand to earn billions from it themselves.

Should the world really have this technology? Perhaps there's more to ponder here than what would at first glance seem a relatively straightforward, black and white solution.