It was interesting to find out that not only had Henry Ford hung out so often with Thomas Edison that they built their houses next to each other, as mentioned in my previous article, Ford also imbibed Edison’s ideology about trying to build a sustainable village that ran only on water power. Keep in mind, this was in 1923.
Ford wanted to build a water powered village in the Tennessee valley in 1923, well before Walt Disney wanted to build EPCOT, which stands for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, to be a self-sustaining model of society.
This was when I thought that the two famous businessmen had something in common. Not only were they both rich and successful, they also wanted to try and create a more sustainable society.
Ford’s deal fell through and he never built the water powered village but it was interesting to hear that this car mogul, who changed the game with his factories, wanted to do something nice for the Earth.
It’s been almost 100 years since then and it amazes me how far we’ve come with wind, solar, and water energy technology. What amazes me even more was that some men were able to think about it 100 hundred years ago.
That’s why it’s important to always have dreams, because you never know how they’ll influence the future.
Jack The Dreamer, over and out!
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