Okay. So the Solar Freakin’ Roadway video has been making the rounds for a while now, on Facebook and Twitter and such. I watched it and I got a good chuckle out of it. It’s in the style of videos by Cracked.Com and CollegeHumor.com, and I assumed that it was a parody of “green technology”.
Honestly, it never occurred to me that it wasn’t a joke, since the technology involved doesn’t exist, would cost more money than there is in the world if it did exist, and would make driving insanely dangerous if someone was actually crazy enough to do it.
Today I found out that those jokers have raised nearly two million dollars.
I’m stunned. It’s like finding out that someone was using clips from Ghostbusters to create a company to build proton packs and had raised two million dollars. I mean, okay, I can understand seeing a video about a science fiction technology and passing it along with a “wouldn’t this be cool” comment.
But for goodness sake, people, who invests their own money in crackpot scheme like this without first doing a little independent research to see if what they are buying even exists?
Well, evidently a lot of people.
Look, please, watch the video I’m linking here. It’s long, almost a half hour, but it addresses point by point the claims made in the original video. Then seriously consider sharing the video. If you sent along the original one, send this one along. Let people see for themselves the technical reasons why solar roadways couldn’t possibly work, hopefully before they give their money away.