posted on May, 18 2009 @ 03:46 PM
Very often, a discovery will be made, quite by accident, in one discipline, and they scratch their heads and say, "Wow! That's interesting! And
then they move on to whatever they were doing just before the "accident."
In another discipline, a group will make a discovery and say, "If we just had a way to wiggle the jiggle . . . " When it's been discovered in
another discipline by others.
I always thought a discovery exchange in the US would be a very good thing to accelerate combinations of unrelated technologies, enabling discoveries
to be shared and then produced.
On the other hand, even when spectacular discoveries are made, they are either hushed up or confiscated. Dr. Chung's negative resistor was
announced, declared to be made available, then withdrawn by higher powers. The assymetrical magnet alone could end our dependence on fuel for power,
and the DOE pulled it from public access.
Hundreds of technologies are declared "national security," their patents are squashed, their prototypes are pulled, and they have to disclose
everyone who knew of the technology, and then everyone has to sign a non-disclosure agreement on penalty of prison.
The only technologies and the only discoveries that are allowed, or allowed to be protected by Patent Law, are those that some arbitrary group have
determined to be acceptable.
If you discovered manna, it would never see the light of day.