Re: Alternative Energy Sources

Abraham Moses Genen (
Mon, 1 Sep 1997 19:50:47 -0400

Abraham Moses Genen
Being dedicated to the future progress of humankind
should be the prime concern of all civilized beings.

Dear fellow Extropians,

The was a news item on the web several days ago that indicated that a
German company (I believe it was Mercedes, but don't honestly recall.)
announced that they had developed a prototype fuel cell for automobiles.
They further stated that they believed that it would replace the internal
combustion engine within the next decade. They claim that the fuel cell
uses hydrogen as is source of energy.
Obviously, this is outside my area of expertise. I suspect, however, that
there are those among you with substantially more technological knowledge
than I have who might understand the broad implications of this particular
My concern is with its impact on social, economic and international
relations initiatives.

Your thoughtful responses would be appreciated.