Why the F would anyone do that???It took generations of research and development to allow us to have comfortable convenient lives through energy use. I am not opposed to alternative energy sources but don’t expect me to accept a step backward in comfort or convenience to make it work.
Where did you get THAT???If that is what you mean by old tech, you are mistaken. If downgrading your comfort, convenience and standard of living is acceptable to you, you give up your convenience and comfort and leave me alone.
Never mind, I know. Apparently there is now a thing called a "Culture War" because some people have a big problem with America being a United States. I suspect this is greatly inflamed by foreign adversary nations, whose interests would be obvious: seeking to weaken America generally, make people question the value of freedom, make us unwilling to stand up for what we all know is right, and seeing our Great Experiment fail.
"You have a democracy. If you can keep it!" Democracy is hard.
Anyway, a major talking point of anti-progress types is that new tech will be worse than old. This is designed to resonate with older messaging that liberals are trying to drag us all back to the caves and make us pound chests and drag women around by the hair, or some crap.
The very notion is ridiculous. We do not suck at technology, and buyers don't buy junk that doesn't work. You can keep running your old "on or off only" 10 SEER air conditioner as long as they keep making freon substitutes, but if you do, you really should not go around saying our tech is worse.
Remember when smog laws happened and everyone said cars will be ruined? And then slowly, they changed from "won't start worth a darn in the rain, easy to flood, 120k miles to an engine rebuild" to 300k to rebuild, twice the MPG, 3 times the horsepower, and starts every damn time. And when you look at why, it's all that smog crap you swore would be the end of cars.
Humans are smart, Americans are smarter, and naysayers are wrong.