ChalkAndIce t1_j1ux286 wrote

Various industries are so entrenched in established interests that it's no wonder we only even take ultimately worthless half measures forward, call it progress, only to stagnate in reality. Electric cars and Wind/Solar farms are another great example where instead of just jumping over the intermediary technologies, we have to stop and pause for a decade because some stands to make a lot of money by having the industry not go directly to more efficient options.