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Originally posted by Illustronic
Has this e-CAT ever been demonstrated to be scaled up?
We see a lot of these 'free' energy devices that simply fail when built up to commercial applications. And for the last time can we eliminate the FREE from free energy devises? You have to build the machine, supply the raw material fuel, generate, store, and transmit the energy and none of that is FREE!
I don't see how this will work in a car. A steam car engine?!
Only if it is not available to the masses. And nothing will cost anything once free energy is widespread.
You're talking about technology, inventions that use energy. I'm talking energy production itself.
Maybe because Rossi is a convicted fraudster? He was sent to jail in the 90s for some energy product related scam, and seems to be an all round shady character.
Not only would they have to dismantle a complex system of doing business which they are already familiar with, in favor of something completely new and different
and if it really were 'free energy'...then they would have a hell of a time figuring out how to make a profit. In other words, it would be a HUGE risk
but his money was riding on DC, so he ridiculed Tesla's AC at every opportunity
...that it would actually HELP to stabilize those countries? Of course it wouldn't.....if anything it would make them desperate, and probably cause more anti-american sentiment than ever before.
I can understand your skepticism; however, has anyone ever completed a study on what costs might be involved for an oil company to decommission all of its infrastructure (in order to start pursuing a new form of energy production?) I'm thinking that while they were busy wrapping up all their previous interests (rigs, pipelines etc) and shifting their marketing focus, we'd see other start-ups & lateral diversification from companies coming in and 'stealing the glory'.
Even Rossi says they have been hesitant to do so. If they can scale them enough to just run everything on an individual level (car, light, tv, phone, etc) then there would be no need for power plants or centralized reactors as everything would have its own power source.
Originally posted by boncho
This is absurd. People will not want mini-reactors in their homes. And if you did this, you still create a giant industry with maintenance, installation and insurance. You are going to create a billion or so reactors and put them in every home, apartment building, business, etc? This is science fiction. Energy is centralized for a reason, whether it be free or paid for.
Originally posted by conar
Free energy will raise your taxes though. They have already invented some pseudo taxes to replace the loss in CO2 tax here in Denmark.
Originally posted by boncho
reply to post by Amaterasu
How does money vanish? Money does not vanish. Money is a representation of goods and services and there will always be goods and services as long as people are functioning: eating, pooping, travelling, dressing themselves etc.
This isn't the Venus project, the world is not going to rid itself of money.
I am not saying changes shouldn't be made to the monetary system, just that it will never go away.
CASE IN POINT: Research some prisons and the economic systems that develop inside of them. In some, stamps are used as money because they can be sold later on on the outside. And economies within the institutions have used anything from cigarettes, to drugs, to potato chips as currency.
Sorry, people use money, it's in our nature to put value on things, this will not disappear.
Originally posted by imawlinn
reply to post by kneverr
I might have found the video valuable info if I knew what the
heck they were saying..edit on 3-3-2011 by imawlinn because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by pteridine
ETA: No energy is free. The market will determine the prices and the difference will be whom we are paying. A transition to the ECat will likely take decades but the advantages over solar, nuclear, wind, etc. are obvious.