reply to post by Amaterasu
Now, given that money is the accounting tool in an energy-scarce world, adding abundant and free energy (either directly or in the form of
robots taking place of Human energy) would eliminate the need for money. And given that the elite use money for power in energy scarcity, adding such
energy is THE major threat to them.
I contend, however, that the elite are not suppressing electrogravitics. No, the crimes extend far, far deeper into our history than that. Ancient
texts tell of the power of words, geometric symbols, and sacrifices - power which spans from prediction of the future to the mystical forces of
Seeing as that art has been lost, I conclude magic is being actively suppressed. Novels and popular movies in the media represent a battle between
the historians trying to liberate us from our enslavement to material technology and the elite, who take the opportunity to misconstrue its
capabilities and make us believe magic is purely fictional.
With such addition, Each will lose power over others in favor of autonomous power over self. The "rich" will not lose materially - there is
more than enough of everything for 10 times the present population on this planet (distributed by profit, not need, leading to HUGE waste) - but the
"rich" WILL lose Their power over Us.
You do realize that energy and technology of the type you describe would lead to an entirely different economy. Energy would become something akin to
water or salt in developed nations (two things that used to be highly valued as recent as roman times; indeed, salt was a form of currency that sat
just below metallurgical currencies).
The "elite" would simply be those who were adept at utilizing that energy to some purpose or means that had value. People like myself would
dedicate entire planets' worth of resources to pursuits of high-energy physics and celestial-scale constructs.
To recap: Your argument is "The Elite need us to live the way they do. That is why they suppress technology that would allow anyone to create and
explore to the limits of their imagination, rendering classical resource models irrelevant."
For your argument to even begin to make sense, one must subscribe to the belief that there is a unanimous consensus among the people and governments
currently aware of and/or utilizing this technology. Further, they must be powerful enough to actively control and suppress information in an age
where people post high-definition videos of their dog farting - free of charge (translation: Information collection and transfer is readily available
to any and all willing to use it).
As if that's not bad enough, you must also be able to subscribe to the belief that such powerful and influential technology has been developed by
several third parties with altruistic motives over the years, only to have been successfully suppressed and/or otherwise completely unable to
demonstrate technology they claim to be easy and affordable to develop (so easy and affordable that no one else wants you to know about it).
Honestly, it reminds me of those advertisements: "Three tips to weight loss your doctor doesn't want you to know. Just download spy-ware and find
out all about them!": "Two simple tricks to getting any girl 'in the mood' by exploiting little-known elements of female psychology. Just
download a key-logger and give us your credit card for age verification!"
The objective of stuff like this isn't always to con people out of money - but it is often to attract investors and donors to contribute to a
business set up to perform a completely different task. It's akin to "going out of business" announcements - some bars and clubs have done this to
play on the sentimental crowd, then turn around a few weeks later and say: "Oh, well, we have enough business to stay open, now."
But I'm veering a bit off topic.