Wednesday, November 22, 2006

who killed the Canadian Arrow

As I eagerly await my copy of Who Killed the Electric Car, through a tip from David on one of his forum comments I found this

And when you trace it back to who might have given the order to cut up the plane and shred the blueprints all you can find is one guy who received an anonymous call from a voice recognized who was given the command by further anonymous but credible higher command. This guy who appears way down the totem pool was quoted as saying, it was the worst decision of my life.

So, when my copy all about the GM EV1 arrives I'll be looking to see who gave the order for that blunder. Doubtful that these two incidents might expose the same guy but interesting to note with hindsight 2020 that they were both decisions to impede human progress on a very large scale, at least with the EV1. The Canadian Arrow was a plane that superseded anything in its class and time. Why was it shredded?

The car was a family boon and loved by its owners and perhaps a long time coming from the gas scare of the seventies, opec et al.

You could argue that the destruction of the Canadian Arrow was a humanitarian act and pro peace but the shredding of the EV1? What's that all about?

GM now has a new electric car that can travel 40 miles on a charge and as a hybrid gas-electric it delivers over 600 miles to the combination battery array and a tankful of gas. Not bad. But whatever was going on with the EV1 was better. Now that I've finally seen Who Killed the Electric Car I see that it's guilty all around for its destruction. The world embraced the idea but governments decided that big businees was stepping too far ahead and got them to shred it. Unbelievable, that business has such clout to actually regress the technology of the human species, spurred on by government deep into what makes the world run now and just not willing to let go.

Hasn't every new technology met this kind of opposition since before the world was flat?


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