Zero Point Energy would seriously rattle a huge number of very impotant (in their mind) people.
Sierre Leone was a source of slaves. Then Freetown was build to be a haven for freed slaves. The country became independent and a few years later -
I've been there. Nothing like a new paradise.
Israel was created as a token of apology from the allied forces after WWII. Look at it now. The persecuted people have taken to persecute.
I have a book which basically starts with a description from ancient times. Like a news story. "Ogg The Clever invents bow and arrow. This will be the
end of all wars."
Guess my (zero) point is this. If the inventor of the ZeroPointEnergy device didn't patent it someone else will.
Telephone was invented by an italian-american Antonio Meucci. Didn't get the patent and Alexander Graham Bell stole the idea and got a patent.
So to keep the ZPE technology in public domain someone has to have the patent and release it into public domain.
Problem is that such a release would create wars of immense magnitude simply because now a technology was free to give them the upper hand. "If we
don't strike first - they will strike first."
Once the ZPE is out and it can power anything at all, we will start abusing the land we live of. More people will survive and that will need more land
for living and for growing food. It will spiral out of control just as the insane water consumption in India which has caused the Water Table to drop
almost beyond restoration.
Once we can travel out in space we will spread like locusts across the galaxy and wars will be fought - world against world.
Problem with all our fancy talk is that mankind is only just out of the jungle. We are still primitive animals when it comes to how we react as a
species towards each other. Only thing that sets us apart from "real animals" is our ability to come up with new weapons and our readiness to use
them. Very few other species kill for fun and recreation.
Which brings us to the best part of a ZPE that utilizes wormhole technology.
One or more will fail and earth will be sucked into the run-away-wormhole. We will be deposited inside a black hole and dispersed of.
End of mankind to the benefit of the galaxy and probably also the universe.
Any civilization with the skill to create endless energy as described have been and will be wiped out.
And that's why we don't have to fear alien invasions. Nature has a way of cleaning up - eventually.
edit on 28-8-2012 by HolgerTheDane2
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