There are now over one billion cars traveling roads around the world directly and indirectly costing trillions of dollars in material resources, time and noxious emissions. Imagine all these cars running cleanly for 100 years on just 8 grams of fuel each.
Laser Power Systems (LPS) from Connecticut, USA, is developing a new method of automotive propulsion with one of the most dense materials known in nature: thorium. Because thorium is so dense it has the potential to produce tremendous ...
Thorium-Fueled Automobile Engine Needs Refueling Once a Century.
I can imagine a billion people buying these cars and then humanity falling into a dark age in which fuel and an understanding of internal combustion and basic mechanics is lost. The cars are considered spirits from above and worshipped as gods. Rituals are performed around the vehicles to prevent issues such as flat tires and other routine wear and tear.
At the turn of the century all of the cars suddenly stop working, and humanity considers this the end of the world. The gods have left the planet and have forsaken them.