posted on Oct, 21 2008 @ 02:44 AM
I did read every post on the thread so far, I did google this discovery and related things, and I do not do mindless cheerleading.
That being said, I will say this:
The entrenched interests that control the current energy paradigm are still fully in control, and the only way I see that changing anytime soon is if
about 100 million more English-speaking people suddenly take a keen, ongoing interest in forums like this...and then demand that their government
actually do the bidding of the people. I do, however, see a gradual shift of these people into solar, because solar (as the decades go by) will only
get more and more efficient. - Google Nanosolar in California for a good example. It reminds me of how Phillip Morris got out of being primarily a
cigarette company right before cigarettes became unpopular. - They could lose all income from smokes right now and still make $billions per year. But,
if new, literally empowering inventions come too quickly to the general public then these power-interests do not have enough time to get a
stranglehold on them as well. That is why real change happens gradually, or not at all.
On a positive note, we see things happening in labs that read like scifi almost daily now. - Good examples of this can be found on kurzweilAI.net .
Your grandkids, should you happen to have any someday, could possibly live very, very long and very, very cool lives.