So I was busy trying to solve the world's problems the other day and a thought crossed my mind. I came across some data about cars that run on H2O and I was thinking that this seems like a great way to get the world off oil. Granted there are many considerations (the biggest environmental impact analysis ever) that must be accounted for. It seems to me that water provides a pretty good source. I read that it's even more efficient than the standard petroleum based fuel. If this is the case, than why don't we see more of it. The developed world would love to end its nasty little addiction to the oil, right? So why have we not seen more of these cars.
I apologize if this all sounds dumb, I am just curious. So I guess my big question is can we efficiently run cars on H2O? If so, what is the mechanism creating the necessary thrust. I imagine it's the H part of the compound. I might have already answered my question. Are cars that run on H20 safe? I know some people have developed hydrogen fueled cars, but they require a fuel tank that's more secure than the black box found on an airplane. I can see the big argument here being that we all need the water to drink. I thought this too, the first time the subject came to mind, but consider the fact that the oceans are nothing more than a big trash can. Seriously, humans don't get their drinking water from here and all the nasty stuff from the land eventually makes its way down into these bodies. Additionally, we might be able to make some more land for everybody and the oceans are full of undiscovered resources like gold and other metals. Again, I am no expert, but it just seems like the solution is staring mankind in the face. Any input would be greatly appreciated.