I spent a good few years working modifying vehicles to run on biofuels & trying to encourage decentralised biofuel production. Became very aware of transport issues, alternatives, energy requirements & thought about it all a lot
Its not hard to imagine better systems but theres a number of massive & influential industries (roads/oil/auto/finance) tightly tied to the existing model. This heavily influences the political will to push for alternatives
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I seem to recall someone saying that nobody thinks about skype as a green technology, but the possibility for telecommuting which it created has had a massive impact on energy consumption. People still need handshake and eye-contact, it's part of trust and collaboration, but this doesn't necessarily have to be every single day.
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