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I guess in the big picture it doesn't matter if

it was just haste makes waste by some big ego stars of some sinister plot to take it out.

The contrast between what the current technology was and the Dymaxion Car was a huge breakthrough.

And "breakthrough" as a technology of it's own was what Bucky was really about. 1. a significant or sudden advance, development, etc., as in scientific knowledge.
2. an act or instance of removing or surpassing an obstruction or restriction.

I've heard people say that a good example of a breakthrough is the transformation of the monarch caterpillar into the butterfly.
The caterpillar could not imagine flying. Restricted to creeping and the use of a silk lifeline to escape danger quickly.
So flying is a discontinuous result or a breakthrough for the monarch caterpillar.