Probably, but the steam turbines thing is what flipped it from "this could maybe possibly be an analogy for nuclear power, or it could just be warning about fucking around with any incomprehensibly powerful force that we can't adequately control" to "yeah they're talking about nuclear power" for me anyways.I’m certain I saw comparisons to nuclear power concerns in at least a couple of places before the anime came around to that story.
It certainly seems like a hell of a coincidence, at least if you assume that game Rose's plot is the same as anime Rose's plot. A source of both incredible energy and incredible destruction, that gets mishandled and nearly causes a catastrophic disaster, and we're using it to power steam turbines? Coming from a company based out of a country that was the victim of two of the worst tragedies involving nuclear power in human history? I would find it hard to believe that there isn't some inspiration there, at the very least in a subconscious cultural context.That said, I don’t know if I’m especially convinced that that’s what the games were aiming for, or that they were looking for any kind of specific analogy to real-world energy problems. I think it’s nothing more than a message about how rushing forward into any endeavor without regard for the people who will be affected by what you’re doing, all because you want to take the glory and assurance of legacy for yourself, is foolhardly and shallow.