I had a thought recently. If all fossil fuels are derived from plants, which originally got their energy from light (i.e. oil, coal and gas are stored photosynthesis), why can’t we mimic this process with biological factories converting light into energy? Much more practical than solar you’d imagine. Then I thought, that’s just wood you idiot.
Another idea. I was driving down a motorway recently and noticed the grass by the road being blown by the wind created by the cars. Why can’t we harvest this energy? Why can’t we create wind turbines in the form of tiny blades of ‘grass’ to sit along freeways. 50cm blades of ‘grass’ would be so much nicer to look at than 50m wind turbines.
A third thought. Is there a website out there where I can upload an image of my face and it automatically roams cyberspace looking for me? (www.gofindme.com?). Why would one want to do such a thing? To prevent the unauthorized use of personal photographs.We probably don’t need this now, but once facial recognition is built into every CCTV camera and every mobile phone it could have its uses.