posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 03:50 AM
"If engineers at Clemson University and the Georgia Institute of Technology have their way, the power grid of tomorrow will be governed by a network
of living neurons, grown in a Petri dish, and attached to a computer. For now, the researchers have successfully used a simulation of the power grid
to “teach” the living neurons, and then used their new-found mastery of power generation and transmission to control electric generators attached
to a real power system.
As you may know, the power grid in most countries, the USA included, is… antiquated — and that’s putting it kindly. There are thousands of power
plants in the US, and according to the Department of Energy the average power plant was built in the 1960s, using even older technology. Today,
according to the National Science Foundation, the average substation transformer is 42 years old. These substations connect almost 200,000 miles of
high-voltage transmission lines to hundreds of thousands of miles of distribution lines that run to our homes — and due to the inveterate,
antediluvian nature of the beast, disruption of a single high-voltage line can cause a cascading failure, resulting in a blackout that affects
millions of people. The Northeast Blackout of 2003, which affected 55 million people across Canada and the US, was caused by a high-voltage line
touching a tree."
I thought this rather interesting. I wonder if this is just another method of control TPTB have in mind for us, could this technology be used to
monitor and record, and then even limit the a amount of power available to the end user? Or is it the next logical step required in building a world
Your opinions please fellow ATS members.
edit on 25-4-2013 by andy06shake because: (no reason given)