US Becomes energy exporter: No longer an Oil Importer?

Headline: Venture Capitalist sees Green in Fusion Tech  

  Patrick Lalande on WordPress

If you want to see the future just read the headlines.

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Put this in your files as Future Tech Fuel.  This isn’t a short-term headline but it’s getting close.  I’ve seen more and more veiled news releases that imply that Nuclear fusion is coming. 

I’ve also noted that there are fewer and fewer dissenters amongst the scientific crowd when these headlines appear.  That tells me something. * Continue reading

The World is Changing – The New American Muscle Car

High Mileage SUV  

The world is changing.  That’s not a suprise, but the fact that visionaries have been working on projects that will transport us half way across the country on the same amount of gas it takes for a 1 week’s commute is refreshing.  In my new year article “Everyone has a Prediction” I referenced an Aptera.  This remarkable 230+ mpg two-seater should be making its debut in late 2008. 

Today, I wake up to find to a press release from ASF Trinity Power Corp. about, “a medium-size family SUV designed to support a serious supermarket run or a family’s weekend recreational activities,” the XH-150 that sports a 150+ mpg. 

XH-150 from ASF Trinity Power Corp

The New American Muscle Car 

Today, Americans have turned the ingenuity that produced the American muscle cars of the 1960’s towards the American muscle cars of New Millineum, the high-mpg, high-performance (Got to get on that highway!), high-capacity automobiles.  This is the technology that we will be exporting over the next 10 years. 

Cool.  I salivate at the prospect of driving with such range and economy.  If any of these companies would like me to test their vehicles for a year I’d seriously consider it. I could guarantee it would go further than the 20,000 miles the average American drives. 

I have always thought that the idea vehicle should be able to go about 1000 miles on a single tank of gas.  Soon I might realize that dream. 

The world is changing and if these vehicles are any indication, the future looks very bright indeed.

Patrick

Everyone has a Prediction

With the onset of the new year it seems that everyone has a prediction.  I put some thought into what I think might happen in 2008.  The longer I thought, the more my head hurt. For the betterment of all mankind I ignored the pain and continued. 

(Jump to 5 minutes later) 

Now blinded by the smoke rolling out of my ears and an uncharacteristic twitch in my right eye (No, the twitch in my left eye is characteristic.), I decided that predicting 2008 and the things that might happen, isn’t going to happen.  Now what? Continue reading