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Two kinds of imagination needed.
Habit keeps us in the rut. “Habit is the great flywheel of society. It keeps the farmer at the plow and the sail deep at sea.”* Habit is the enemy of change, while imagination is its companion. Or we will never break out of the iron grip of contemporary habits.
Two kinds of imagination needed
Accurate imagination, to discover what is.
Experimental imagination, try out what is new
Thinking of paths forward requires both kinds of imagination. we need to be much tougher and ride this invisible tiger.
We need to build on a solid foundation of good facts. For example. Transition lines are necessary for an electrical option.
An example of a bad fact: Replace gas automobiles with EVs cutting co2 emissions to zero. But there is no way we can build and replace 8 billion cars. Cost, time, energy, and materials.
* William James, Principles of Psychology