Electrical system could use update

More than a decade into the 21st century it is obvious that our dreams for flying cars and self-cleaning houses will not be realized. But, shouldn’t we at least have advanced enough to where our electrical distribution system is not so primitive that a falling tree limb can do it in?

Given the proven susceptibility and fragility of our current electrical utility systems it might be time for a “Project Manhattan” scale program to find a better way to get power to our homes and businesses that doesn’t involve stringing wires between poles out in the open. I’m sure the millions of victims of Sandy would be quick to agree. Whether any one of our Tea Party tied-up Congress would agree it is hard to say.

Thomas Munyon