312. SOLAR POWERED CARS AND FARM TOOLS
This is some great stuff from Iver over at peakoil.com. Iver and his buddies up in Maine are a bunch of mad geniuses, out to prove that "YOU DON'T NEED OIL" (See #311 below). These two videos are old-school yankee ingenuity at its finest, and will give you a clearer vision of what the oil-free, high-tech future looks like.
First is John Howe with his solar powered tractor and chainsaw. Guess we're going to have some mechanization on the post-oil farm after all!
Second is Art Haines with his solar powered car. This video is awesome and constitutes conclusive proof that you don't need any fossil fuel at all to get from point A to point B. It also shows the amazing benefit of driving in "cars" that look like glorified 4-wheel bicycles. Although I imagine the Americans may balk at the idea of traveling in such vehicles. In the American mind, you're not actually getting from point A to point B if you're not encased in 6,000 pounds of superfluous metal and upholstery. That 6,000 pounds is part of their "standard of living" doncha know -- although in this case, a better term might be "standard of stupidity".
Just imagine how bummed Jim Kunstler is going to be when the solar car is all the rage in Las Vegas and Phoenix! :P