Actually, several states have passed legislation that effectively financiallyy penalizes those inconsiderate "takers" who have invested in solar panels. So, yes, the government has found a way to tax the sun.
“Oh Beautiful for smoggy skies, insecticided grain,
For strip-mined mountain's majesty above the asphalt plain.
America, America, man sheds his waste on thee,
And hides the pines with billboard signs, from sea to oily sea.”
... George Carlin
"We will perhaps eventually be writing only small
modules which are identified by name as they are
used to build larger ones, so that devices like
indentation, rather than delimiters, might become
feasible for expressing local structure in the
... Donald E. Knuth, December 11, 1974
Wesley Clark was an idiot (in this case, at least).
There was a case many years ago where a keyboard timeout in the software controlling the radiation treatment of a patient in Pinawa (Manitoba) resulted in the patient getting several hundred times the dose of radiation that he was supposed to. Some things done by software cannot be undone. Let's never forget that software affects more than the setting of ones and zeroes and pretty pictures on the screen. Software is used to manage financial transactions, control nuclear reactors, airplanes, missile silos and much more. In many of these cases, mistakes cannot be undone.
"What we don't see is that freedom is not a concept in which people can do anything they want, be anything they can be. Freedom is about authority. Freedom is about the willingness of every single human being to cede to lawful authority a great deal of discretion about what you do."