That's 3 more guesses, 16 left.
Not any of those, but I did have a WONDERFUL, "silent", powerful ride in an Abner Doble steam (flash boiler) car a long time ago, near Walnut Creek, CA.
Hints: Think smaller, and of an "era" that is ... more recent. And, with or without "BeanO", "passes no gas".
Yes, I suspect that the world will recover ... eventually. Perhaps after the passing of the electric age, or perhaps without the biped-who-thought-too-much and cared-too-little. Yes, certainly optimistic, it seems!
Movie: I love Avatar, both technically and for my long lost, wonderful, caring, "colored" people. At the meeting ask me about "food coloring".
I know that some earth-creatures consider themselves to be "not-colored", but I don't think I have ever actually seen a "white" person, or even one in a glacial pearl color.
On a space ship going to the stars, what would they do with somebody who would pee into the drinking water tanks?