posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 06:49 PM
Hi again MB!
Originally posted by mbkennel
From what I understand of Tesla, he didn't know very much anything about quantum mechanics or relativity--his physics knowledge stopped evolving
before Bohr and Heisenberg.
As far as I can tell he wasn't that much compared to say Enrico Fermi.
Just wondering as to what you consider the connection between quantum physics and EM theory to be other than perhaps the fact that were still trying
to unify ( presumptuously presuming that we can ) what we consider to be the fundamental forces? How can it be said that he did not understand
relatively when he expressly argued about the aspects Einstein had supposedly gotten wrong? I think not...
What's stopping it?
There are plenty of utilities who don't care where the joules come from as long as they don't get in trouble with regulators---their business is
collecting bills every month.
Everyone who benefits by a monopoly attempts to keep it and if it become known that you could set up your own 'generation/tapping' facility and
supply a few hundred of thousand homes it would kind of destroy said monopoly of coal/wind/solar/nuke who could not possibly be able to supply power
cheaper as their operating costs are still much higher. Losing not only you capacity to sell your product at a competitive rate but also having your
infrastructure become obsolete in the course of perhaps less than a decade ( when these products are funded on a multi decade program) is not exactly
something any of us would accept as a simple matter of technological progress. Capitalism is about turning a profit and while it's not often talked
about making a profit is often more a question of preventing competition than it is of outcompeting competition.
I should not have to explain to you why antitrust laws exist and how cardinally important they were realised to be in protecting the consumers from
being consumed by the base competitive practices at the root of the capitalist system. It's a self consuming system and the growth in living
standards ( at least in some countries) that has been made in the last century has come about due to regulating the extremes capitalist may go to in
the pursuit of profit.
And large industrialists like GE and Siemens would be very very very happy manufacturing the magic Tesla Free Energy Vortex coils and whatnot
and selling maintenance contracts and liability insurance on them. It would be VERY profitable.
There will always be someone who can turn a profit ( the sex slave trade is alive and well) but obviously what is good for some segments of industry
would be terrible for others and the people on the boards of various international conglomorates are sufficiently engaged in enough segments of
industry to understand the threat revolutionary technologies may pose to the basis of industrial capitalism.
The US DoD has a strong interest in any kind of 'off grid' generation as supply & power of remote operating bases (think Afghanistan) is a
major logistical problem.
Both the Axis and Allies had poison gas weaponry stocked up for use both since neither could see the potential for exploitation of it without creating
equally great problems for themselves both refrained. Just because a technology is known to work does not mean you should use it and especially not
when 'terrorist' ( in caves) stand to gain much more by light weight independent power sources than you do. You can build stealth planes and joint
strike fighters because the fact is that even if people understand the principles involved the engineering and manufacturing required does not happen
in caves; this is not the case with the type of energy tapping we are talking about here.
I think that there isn't any magic free energy devices because the laws of physics don't let them happen, as depressing as it is.
I see less and less point in talking about devices when the principles that allows the tapping of energy is uncontested and already the basis of all
current energy 'generation'. Tesla did not propose that we get energy from a different source but merely that we extract it efficiently and stop
building our energy infrastructure to perpetually destroy and recreate the dipole sources of the energy flow that has given us the twentieth century.
Generators separates (source) charges creating dipoles half the energy flow of which we then employ to power loads with the other half used to destroy
the dipole by disrupting forcing the charges together. Then we burn more coal, employ more sunlight or wind/tidal power to repeat the process
endlessly thus enforcing the belief that you can't get more than you put it.
Obviously if we would stop employing half the intercepted energy, because we only intercept a very small percentage of a percent of the energy flowing
from the dipole, in the circuit to force the source charges together again we would not have to keep recreating the dipole but obviously we would
then not have to burn much coal or spend but a fraction of the intercepted energy to maintain the dipole source....
It's a crazy way to 'generate' ( tap , really) energy and power the loads industry creates but it's a fantastic way to maintain a monopoly,
centralize power and justify the need for big government and big interventions into your, economic, life.