A solution had been discovered for the world's energy problems. Ultra compressed matter (UCM), A.K.A. nanoscopic black holes, tear apart atoms that are fed to them in just the right trajectory and release a lot of energy.
Before long the production of UCM power packs resulted in cheap power for everyone. This heralded a new golden age with space travel, flying cars and energy weapons.
Jose was pimping his fine ride, looking for power, when he discovered that shooting one UCM at another creates gravity waves. Soon the homies could feel his boom car all the way out past Luna.