reply to post by alfa1
I think the issue is that they want to sell these things to people who are at least technologically aware enough, that they know that its claims of
sustaining its own energy are questionable, since the laws that dictate all kinetic transfer of energy from one purpose to another, suggest that this
is impossible. Your average goon will not purchase, for example, this amphibious device, because your average goon does not give a fig about whats
happening under the ocean. Regular folk just want to get to work and back without paying a faceless corperate entity thousands of pounds a year.
A righteous goal to be sure, but this device is specifically aimed at undersea interest groups. This is a group of minds who HAVE, by thier very
nature, to be tech savy, and aware of the engineering aspects of craft design, under sea operation, and so on.
Other devices that have made comparable claims, have been isolated engines, whose sole purpose is to prove a point about energy conservation, and to
do this, they also have had to undergo peer review, because they were built specifically to pass those reviews (wether they have or not is not the
point, that is what they were created to do).
And honestly, even the average joe these days will question an engine that requires no fuel in order to run, no initial outlay of money or other
material resource in order to power it. So even the man on the street will want some proof before spending the no doubt considerable sum, that such an
engine would have attatched to it. People want to know the product they are buying is going to perform as they would wish, and as advertised. There is
no way to prove these things to most people, without resorting to peer review.
Personally speaking, if someone told me "Right Pete, heres the deal. I have an engine which will never need petrol, never need a battery change,
require no constant outlay what so ever, and all you have to do to attain this marvel of engineering, is place in my hand twenty thousand pounds
!"(just to yank a figure out of the air) then I would look at them sideways, and then say "First, I am a pauper, so on that score, your bang out of
luck. And second, even if I had such a pretty penny, what can you do to prove to me that your engine works the way you say? Where is your
accreditation, and how come none of the monthly science and tech publications to which I subscribe have mentioned your device, since it clearly
violates various principles of physics and engineering? Surely such a wonder machine would warrant note in such publications?".
As the salesman realises hes lost out, all for down to a) me having a bank account that next to never actually contains money and b) the ability to
sell to this individual on a mans word and a handshake alone being somewhat less than he would like, I would witness his face fall, and his shoulders
begin to stoop, and notice him fingering the small bottle of whiskey that he thinks he has hidden in his blazers inside breast pocket, but that I can
clearly see the outline of, despite the shapeless cut of his jacket.
As he is calling his boss to complain that he cannot be expected to sell the device under such circumstances, and demanding to know why there is no
accreditation attatched to the device, no proof of concept he can offer the layman, that they can believe, I will be walking away intrigued but
You have to consider that ANY device which allows the total removal of fuel cost from running a vehicle, of any type or purpose, is going to cost
serious money. Therefore, people are going to want it to come with garuntees and proofs of its performance. The only way to prove to people that a
device works, is to ask people who would be able to tell, wether it does or not, to offer thier backing to it as a functional peice of design.
Another thing is that many people who have come up with designs for fuel free engines, have not been super rich and capable of funding a mass
production of thier product themselves. Often these folks are backyard and garage enthusiasts who have an idea, and have built a good prototype, but
lack the funding to produce en masse, the device they have come up with. To gain that funding, they have to prove thier design does what they say it
does, and to do that, one often requires the backing of a university or other experts.