This doesn’t exactly fit the category, but it is an interesting “fact”.  Here is an absolutely amazing idea that could easily become a reality.  This really is impressive, especially if the government is really working on it.  Solar-Roadways-335x234Not just for the roads but for all the other possible uses for various hardscapes around the country!  Let your imagination go wild with how this could be used.  Watch the video and then think of the possibilities:

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Can you think of other possibilities for this?  How about collision avoidance beyond what is mentioned?  The ability to initiate breaking in your vehicle if a car is stalled up ahead or traffic is slowed just around the next turn.  How about integration with traffic lights to provide additional warning to the driver when the light changes?  What about the ability to detect people driving erratically?  How about home holiday displays?  Home security systems?  What can you think of?  Post your comments below.

Jim was born in Oakland and with the exception of his 7 years in the Air Force, has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area his entire life. He is an avid fan of San Francisco and its surrounds and enjoys the beauty, culture and diversity it affords. He enjoys being able to take day trips to the ocean, the desert or to some of the highest peaks on the continent. He likes having the ability to travel from a metropolis with millions of people to a quiet spot with only nature around him within a few hours of driving time.