Somewhere in the world someone is working on a new energy source. Solar panels are still big and expensive and rare. Once installed, things are great, but few are able to switch over. Somewhere in the world someone is figuring out a way to make an accessible cheap small solar panel. There is an energy source that a woman in Afghanistan, and a man in New York City, will be able to use for heat and power. Equally.
People laugh when I say someone is working on this. There have been other industrial upsets in history – the automobile, refrigeration, television, the internet – that can render previous industries virtually obsolete overnight. Continue reading