video:1978 – Jack Nicholson had solar/hydrogen car

(via DailyKos)

Thirty years ago we had the technology and wherewithal to put together something like Jack was driving. THIRTY YEARS! How many more are we going to have to wait?

Notice how the commentators (Canadian Broadcast Corporation in case you couldn’t detect an accent) even in 1978 were talking about bypassing the oil companies as a good thing.

What happened? What became of this know-how? Why are we trusting the auto industry to give us this technology? How’s that been working out for us?

It’s 1978, and Jack Nicholson was driving around in a converted Hydrogen car:

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