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Originally posted by boncho
reply to post by prisoneronashipoffools
It's a matter of source and the level of sophistication of the technology. Let's say Tesla did make a device for pulling energy directly from the planet anywhere on the planet. If that device was simple to make then everyone would make one for their home and pull energy for their home right at the spot. It would be kind of like if you had a company selling bottled water but every single house had a fresh water well, why would they buy your bottled water? That is if the device actually did pull the energy from the cosmos as you say.
Just my opinion though.
That was kind of the point of the thread. As you know most don't have a fresh water well. And most don't have a Tesla energy machine powering their house.
The reality, is that most city water is more reliable than well water, and city power is much more reliable than a machine shown on Youtube but never actually proven to deliver results.
So, it would not be profitable in any way shape or form for the power companies; people getting energy directly from the cosmos at their house are not paying anyone for power, period. Also if power companies used such devices then people would begin to figure out how they work and make their own and then cut out the middle men; the power companies.
I am sure you don't believe such a device exists and I don't necessarily believe it either, but the little game of "what if" you are playing, doesn't really help your argument. Because if you do say "what if" the device existed, then no it wouldn't be profitable and yes the power companies would try to suppress that knowledge, so it actually would lead credence to those who argue such devices are being suppressed and the whole point of your thread really doesn't make sense.
The problem with power produced from the cosmos is, the power companies would have to make their power look special thus giving it perceived value like bottled water, but if the power from the cosmos powers your house and all your devices, there will be no perceived value in the power companies power so you may buy it, me and others with a brain will not, we will build or own device or get someone we know who can and get our power for free.
The fact is if such a device were possible there would be no profit in it. I am sorry you can not see that. The simple law of economics is supply versus demand sets the value and profit in everything; less supply vs more demand = greater profit, if the average person can get energy from the cosmos there will be no way for the power companies to control and limit the supply of energy, therefore no demand, therefore no profit.
Originally posted by bonchoWhy couldn't it all be funneled into a central hub and distributed to people no different than any other electrical energy source? Seems profitable to me. Heck, transmission capabilities is one of the reason DC lost the battle for electrical current. So... Why not just use transmission lines and make a killing?