posted on Jul, 6 2007 @ 11:21 AM
Some people see absolutely no reason why a person or group of persons would go to this kind of "work" in the form of both time and money to
perpetuate a hoax or false claim however it seems to me that there could be a multitude of reasons for such a thing.
As has been mentioned by others the intentions could have been viral marketing. Basically a publicity stunt.
While steorn states that their goal has not been to "seek further funding" this does not mean that there may have been certain investors (lured by
the seemingly legit marketing actions) allowed to invest large sums of money in the steorn company.
Their goal may have been to try and cause a shift in devaluing "energy" shares right before their "demonstration". Using seemingly legitimate
marketing actions to fluctuate the stock market to enable the purchasing of energy stocks at a lower price before the value rebounds back after no
device is unveiled. Control over the market even if its is a slight change could reap great profits for those investors with the "insider
knowledge". I however have no idea if their "demonstration" actually effected the market in the least.
Perhaps one of the engineering staff was for whatever reason misleading the others and one thing led to another up until this point.
There is the possibility that the device actually worked as claimed and for some unknown reason it failed to operate as planed... or perhaps they were
"bought off" or "threatened" I personally find this unlikely but it is of course a possibility and I am sure there will be many statements geared
Maybe their claims are based on experiments in the lab using a flawed proof of concept apparatus for measurement purposes before any real working
"self powered" device was constructed for the "demonstration".
I'm not saying any of these things ARE the reasons for steorn's actions I'm just throwing out possibilities for people to think about.
Whatever the case may be the fact that steorn feels that they cannot "fix" the device within 7 days and that they apparently have no working backup
device to display speaks volumes...