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"Danny Boy, you are not going to patent the gadget. what would it get you? Seventeen years at the most . . . and no years at all in three fourths of the world. If you did patent or try to, Edison, and P. G. and E., and Standard would tie you up with injunctions and law suits and claimed infringements and I don't know what all. But you said yourself that you could put one of your gadgets in a room with the best research team G.A. has to offer and the best they could do would be to melt it down and the worst would be that they would blow themselves up. You said that. Did you mean it?"
"Certainly. If they don't know how I insert the -"
"Hush! I don't want to know. And walls have ears. We don't make any fancy announcements; we simply start manufacturing. Wherever power is cheapest today. Where is that?"
-Friday, Robert A. Heinlein
Originally posted by pauljs75
I wouldn't be too surprised if there's a class of technology that is kept under some serious wraps.
I suspect it would be something tied into a lesser known branch of nuclear physics that may yield some elegant and efficient solutions for matter-energy conversions. In other words it would do matter energy conversion in a way that isn't horribly inefficient and energy intensive (as most known fusion approaches are) nor would it require costly and difficult to obtain and hazardous materials that the majority of fission approaches use. So if such a problem were solved in a way that matter-energy conversion could be done fairly cheaply and with even more common materials than the mainstream methods currently known regarding nuclear physics, you'd essentially have some "free" energy. (Think "Mr. Fusion" in BTTF.)
I'd also take a guess that if you can find out a more "elegant" approach to the mass-energy problem, you may also find some interesting solution to the mass-gravity or mass-inertia problem. Or perhaps solving this approach first may yield insight into the other. Either way, I think they're closely related.
The downside to such matter-energy conversion technology (if it exists) to the powers that be, isn't necessarily the fact that it offers cheap and nearly limitless energy to the common people. But rather is the potential for weaponization of such technology. Imagine if you could build the physics package for what is essentially a nuclear bomb from household materials, some junkyard scrap, and some mail-order electronics. No fancy refined and traceable "nuclear" materials required. Wouldn't that be regarded as a serious problem?
Although if such a technology does exist, knowledge of it becoming public will only be a matter of time. Information spreads fairly effectively on the internet, and sooner or later somebody doing research in this regard will do it with an open and public approach.
Originally posted by quantumdragon
I like the idea of natural magnets being the key to free energy. Great idea but don't sit well with me.
Originally posted by desperation
i just wanted to know if using magnetics on such a scale really was possible. i mean, they claim that the lights themselves ran on magnetics and not electricity at all
If you actually HAD something that worked and produced "free energy", you'd get a visit from the FBI with some DOD types calling the shots as advisors, if you were a US citizen, otherwise it would be Agency.
Has it occurred to those of you who consider the suppression of free energy technology unconstitutional, that this is an example of good government at work?
If everyone has free power, then productivity will explode. With that limiting factor swept away, our resources will be processed at a highly accelerated pace, producing much much more unneeded crapola for the sake of profit. The skies will be absolutely glutted with airwaves, microwaves, and other harmful frequencies.
I can't look at the PTB, or our governments, and brand every rule they make as evil because it came from that source. That's shortsighted and a refusal to see the issue for what it is. I didn't always think so, but I do see now that government really does have a place in protecting society from itself in some forums.
If you try to patent it, the DoD gets their innings as it crosses the desk of the examiner. At that point, they can force you into an NDA. Since you are likely not going to pass the screening for the appropriate clearance FOR that NDA, you will end up in this weird half-state where you know more than you ought to. They will make it really clear to you what's going to happen if you work on the thing you invented that you're not cleared to know about.
If you didn't try to patent it, there's still that "national security" rubric, but the president would be required to sign a pd authorizing you to be snatched for the good of mankind, that's the way they do it for the DOD's hit lists, among other things
Originally posted by Pervius
2 years ago Japan installed floor tiles in busy areas that take the free electricity and store it. This is technology we've had for decades and only is coming to fruition now because.....it's happening in other countries.
Originally posted by Bobbox1980
My impression with those national security patent provisions is that they can lock you up for 2 years at most if you violate the secrecy provisions. I have heard of people being threatened with more years but cops threaten people all the time to get confessions and compliance even when the threat has no legal basis.
I can't help but also point out the irony of saying a person is not cleared to know something. God gave us a mind, if we learned something with it, I imagine he wanted that.
That was my point of bringing up the Constitution. The "national security" rubric is an invention of the 1950s. I am hardly alone in stating that the Presidential assassination lists with American citizens on them are wholly unconstitutional, Glenn Greenwald and the ACLU have made that case better than I.
Furthermore, there has been talk of Steven Greer getting skin cancer, some scientist that reproduced Eugene Podkletnov's work who got sick and died shortly after in the U.S., Gordon Novel's heart attack shortly after releasing his book. I have a hard time believing these people just had natural illnesses that weren't caused by murderous agents either working outside the govt or unofficially inside the government.
Propaganda is so invasive, it infiltrates every aspect of our lives. I think the doomsday scenarios painted about new black technologies are propaganda specifically created for those working in the black world.