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I want to see this holographic presentation; I hope they put it online:

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1081523_2013-detroit-auto-show-preview-diesels-electrics-and-thomas-edison/page-3

Thomas Edison: Yes, thanks to Via Motors, American icon Thomas Edison will be making an appearance, in holographic form, at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. The holographic presentation titled A Conversation with Thomas Edison will be presented during VIA Motors' press conference. In the presentation, a stunningly life-like hologram of Edison will engage in an interactive conversation with Via’s Bob Lutz about the future of the electric vehicle.
North American International Auto Show web site:
http://www.naias.com/
 

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Maybe it was the future for Edison, but for us it is the present, having more than five production vehicles for sale, and over ten more for this year. It may be an interesting presentation, but we all know that the lower cost of petroleum fuels, and (ironically) the arrival of the electric starter were the catalysts that allowed the gasoline engine automobile overpass the electric vehicles during the beginning of the twentieth century (one hundred years ago). Edison did his part in history and was recognized (he also created General Electric), but his legacy of the electric vehicle was abandoned for many years.

If he came back now, he would be satisfied for the progress on most of his inventions, and the power that GE has now, but he would be frustrated and sad that his EV ideas didn't progress as expected. A real conversation with Bob Lutz would not be so great, but that same conversation with Elon Musk will be much better.
 
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