As always, topics like this degenerate into the same "Worldview" verses our "drop in the bucket" ideology of frustration. Its is nothing but a cop out. This is the path that people who aren't Musk, Bezos or Jobs, choose to travel.
Let me give you my take. I don't give a rat's ass what the rest of the World does. Neither did the 3 above. What I do care about is what my neighbor drives. Because his idling his car in his driveway for 3 minutes every morning is affecting the air I breathe. I also care very little about the trucker belching smoke as it crosses Montana. Why? Because that smoke will cause very very very little harm to anyone's child or baby. Take 1/10th of that smoke and put it on the streets of my town and the odds change dramatically.
What I do care about is parents idling in their cars at my Son's school waiting to pick up their children. Fix that problem. Yesterday, Pierce County Transit unveiled an EV Van pool. Now that is up to 8 people exhaust free driving thru the air I breathe. Last week, the city of Seattle launched its first all electric garbage truck.
What I do care is older diesels belching visible smoke that are allowed to operate on our streets. A full 2 minutes after the offender has exited the area, your nose can still detect its aftermath.
What happened when the 3 above created services or products we didn't need? They changed our need. They knew that what we had been doing was wrong. A chore. One of those drudgeries of life everyone puts up with. But what really happened is they wanted to lead. Most of us don't. In fact, we will follow someone whose ideology we don't support simply because we can't find a better leader.
So we can create a clean zone, a smokeless city and expect the World to ignore us. Or we can simply pick out of the current leaders that is least offensive to follow.
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