First off, I'm not a Luddite by any means... after all I do have a pocket computer
, I have not had a rotary phone in over 35 years (no black one since 1959), I have in-home Wi-Fi, a Smart TV, not one but two NAS's... even a solar panel on the roof of my 4Runner to run a 12v cooler while camping or for cool drinks after a hike.
Second, I DO believe the challenges I questioned WILL BE solved at some point, and as I said before, I'd love to see it. And for some of the new technology I'd be eager to make use of it.
However, between living long enough to see something like people taking a trip to Mars, or being able to afford an electric (or hydrogen-powered) vehicle, personally it simply isn't realistic.
As it is, it was a stretch to a 10 year-old 4Runner when the Cherokee kept J
And for when gas or coal isn't available, maybe an option for a retractable wind turbine.