"The whole problem of energy sources is going to be solved by little solutions, not by some big new piece of technology that does everything. We got into this crisis by believing that we had one big piece of technology that would do everything (oil)."
Compare to the notion of an anti-gravity substance like apergy from Across the Zodiac (1880), cavorite from The First Men in the Moon (1901) and the bolt anti-grav from Sacred Martian Pig (1949) by Margaret Saint Clair.
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