Electric vehicles

[ 27 /March/22 Rick Slick posted in Lifeboat Foundation … “It’s time to lay down the truth on Electric Vehicles.” …]

Some truth in it, but it hides things too.

Yes – many current technologies are far from ideal, and we have to go through a process of technological development, and that takes time.

Yes – currently many of these things are not recycled, and there is no reason in physics why they should not be. And it will be an energy intensive process, and that requires that we have the energy available from “clean” sources.

Yes – currently much electricity (particularly in the US and China) comes from coal, and the whole point of this exercise is to change that. And it will change.

Yes – currently there is a lot of damage done by not recycling everything, and that needs to change, but we need to get to the situation of having the energy to do that in order to be able to.

A lot of other things not said particularly about the impact of AI on manufacturing and distribution, and that is a deeply complex topic.

And the entire strategic context is deeply more complex than anything directly hinted at in the post above.

We need many more people to deeply (recursively) explore strategy space and become clear that the only survivable games available are ones firmly based in cooperation between all levels, and classes (and instances) of agents. And that is a deeply abstract set of ideas.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) with reasonable security, tools, resources and degrees of freedom, and reasonable examples of the natural environment; and that is going to demand responsibility from all of us - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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