Hydrogen Fueled Cars

The prototypes for hydrogen fueled cars are already being seen.  But…

This direction for vehicles is not going to be the direction that manufacturers go.  Hydrogen will get a lot of support for the next 15 years before it starts to lose its support and resources.  By 2030, hydrogen fueled cars will be a novelty and not seen often.

Electric cars are the future – especially in the U.S.  This is the technology that will be supported and pursued by the public and by manufacturers.  So, if you’re a hydrogen fuel fan, go ahead and buy one if they ever come out at all, but plan on putting it on display or parking it when the technology although touted, falls way short of what Madison Avenue says.

By 2030, 1/3 to 1/2 the new cars on the roads will be electric and electric hybrids.  Since this is only 17 years away, expect gasoline powered vehicles to still be around (1/2 to 2/3rds.)   Why will they still be around?  Because the economy will be such that most people won’t be able afford to buy new vehicles.

As the decade of the 2030’s closes, the economy will get better.  Before then, though, I see a slow decline for the economy.

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Election results and impact on future events

When masses of people decide they want something, and they’re willing to do something to get it, things happen.  The future as I saw it changed.  One definitely could say that I got it wrong, and I won’t argue with anyone about it.  It was amazing to watch a certain (gargantuan) group of people tell the country and the world, “We’re sick and tired of this, and we’re not going to take it anymore.”

In essence, en masse, the consciousness of the majority of voters said, “We’re in the drivers seat, now.”  It really is true, ‘Control is not something we are given, it is something we take.”

When this much energy and determination is put into any venture, it changes the path that once was being taken.  Three years ago,  2005, I clearly saw the next 6 presidents being white men, with Joe Biden, having the strongest possibility for being the next president (in 2008).

I also saw Hillary Clinton not getting the Democratic nomination.  At that time and up to the beginning of the primaries, I still saw Barack Obama being considered too inexperienced by the majority of voters.   At that time, too, Joe Biden dropped out of the race.

What I see currently is that had Joe Biden stayed in the race, it would have been a 3 way battle and it would have caused the Democratic Party to become more divisive.  The convention would not have had as strong a unifying effort come out of it.

A few other things I saw psychically during the time.  President Obama’s pick of Joe Biden won him votes.  John McCain’s pick of Sarah Palin lost him votes.  Regardless of what people feel and think about the candidates, this is what I saw psychically.  Joe Biden had a lot of energy behind him and added it to Obama’s candidacy.  Sarah Palin didn’t contribute much energy at all to John McCain’s ticket.  She contributed much but not psychic energy.

Enough looking back.  Everybody’s opinions who are different than stated here,  are just as valid as what I contribute.

As of today, looking forward…

The enthusiasm for Obama’s election will boost the country for about 4 months and then the natural forces that contribute to the economy and stockmarkets will reimpose themselves by May.  It will be a rocky road from May 2009 to October 2009.  In general, 2009 will not be the year the economy returns to normal, but by the Autumn of 2009, the economy will slowly be getting better.  2010 will see this progress continue.

This election has changed many of the things I’ve seen from the readings I’ve done in the past years.

1.  I’m now seeing a woman potentially becoming president as early as the mid 2020’s.  It won’t be Hillary Clinton.

2. If Obama wins in 2012, there could be a woman vice-president in 2016.

3. I still see another black man being president in the 2040’s.

4. While Toyota had a headstart with their Prius, and I previously had seen it take 6 years for the US automakers to catch up on market share and hence stock strength, I now see the time frame being reduced to 4 years for the US automakers to catch up to Toyota with regards to stock strength.

5. I’m seeing no change to the timeline for the new energy source which I see coming forth around 2050.  This whitish-blue energy source could be fusion but I don’t have enough context to be able to identify it.  The person who will develop a new way of looking at fusion is only now, (2009) in high school.  I see the timeline of 2014-16 still being on track for his dissertation process.  I see the timeline for further research being on track and beginning around 2021-2022. (only 12 years away.)

6.  From 2010 to 2015 will be the better half of the next decade.   From 2015 to 2020 currently appears to be a time of difficulty economically again.

7.  The Health care crisis in the U.S. will not get better during President Obama’s 1st 4 years.  There will be a few minor helping changes that are celebrated as if they were major changes, but these changes will help only a few.  The Insurance companies and Pharmaceutical companies are determining health care policy and this will change very little in the next decade.

8. We will see a slowly increasing number of resources for alternative energies.   The wind and solar technologies will continue to become prevalent.  These industries will grow all through the next decade and will be relied upon more and more.  By 2020, around 20-25% of electricity will be from solar and wind energies.

9. Electric cars are the future, but it will take a many decades.  In 40 years, the majority of cars on the road will be electric.  I’m still seeing flying cars come along, and starting to be more than just a news story in the late 2020’s.  By 2035, they will be “the new gadget on the block”.  They begin to be used in the 2030’s but won’t become the norm until the 2060’s.

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Petroleum use in the future

Even with the coming of flying cars, the roadways will still be used, but much less often.  In the same way that old cars are still being used today (2008), old cars will still be an option for use. 

Likewise, freight carriers – tractor trailers, big-rigs, and very large vehicles will still use the roads on into the next century.   Petroleum will still be the fuel of choice up until the midpoint of this century.  It will gradually be used less as less after the 2050 coming forth of the new energy.

Petroleum will still be used in making so many millions of products but the new energy of 2050 will eventually replace it’s use in propelling vehicles.

Transportation and flying cars

By 2080, more people will be traveling by air than by roads and many roads and highways will become “little used”. Individual flying vehicles that do not need runways will become prevalent. The equivalent of flying “buses” will become more prevalent, carrying up to 10 people into cities for commuting. These vehicles will act more like helicopters do. (Added 8/10/05)

We could see the beginnings of these as early as 2028, with prototypes and experimental novelty crafts being used. Use will increase like many emerging technologies and will eventually become the transportation of choice for regular travelers. (8/3/06) Into the 2030’s to 2040’s, we’ll see a slight increase of these vehicles, still as novelty, with the bugs being worked out with how to regulate the airspace and how air traffic controllers will be involved. By 2050, there will be a noticeable increase in these flying vehicles to the point that 50% of the vehicles will be ground based and 50% will be air based. As the decades progress, use of these vehicles will progress – in much the same way that automobiles increased throughout the early 20th century. (Added 8/3/06)
A note to developers of this technology: Success will come to those that adapt technology to fit human patterns of current behavior, and not to those that believe they would have to change human patterns to fit the technology. Smaller commuter vehicles for commuting humans will offer the most market opportunities – possibly 1 or 2 person vehicles. (Added 12/12/2006)

A large surge to integrate this technology will come around 2032-2034, based on government regulations helping to promote the use of this technology.  There will be much support for this across the nation.  The world will be watching to see  how it progresses in the US.  There will be companies in Europe that will be competing but still the US will be the one, other countries are watching.  This technology’s “Model T” will come around 2035-2037, meaning many of the “Beta” models will be sold during this time.  Another surge of purchases will come in 2045, possibly 2044.