A lesson to be learned here. In the end, the dollar destroyed all the dreams. To be sure, the re-engineering of the placement of existing industries to be near transportation seems impractical now, but it's insurance and the demand that profits rise, that the rate of rise rise and that the rate of the rise of the rise rise that largely legislated against things like that. The still immense fortunes tied to oil and gas completely sank the nuclear industry. Shoddy, lowest bidder construction on places like Three Mile Island further ruined the future of that promise. The “future” has become a threadbare, shopworn, mealy mouthed melange of pre-existing technology made ever more superficially glitzy. When HD television first came out, with double the number of scan lines across the screen, they dared to declare that the “final frontier”!