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Because the War in Space race is heating up, I felt you should be aware of several factors as you and I schedule our Skype talk. Remember, our nonviolent ETI from the contiguous universe are helping us bring zero point energy to Earth. They will not tolerate any forms of military violence on Earth or in space.
SHEIKH YAMANI, the former Saudi oil minister, has told The Telegraph that he expects a cataclysmic crash in the price of oil in the next five years. In an unprecedented personal interview, Sheikh Yamani also predicts that, within a few decades, vast reserves of oil will lie unwanted and the "oil age" will come to an end.
In an interview with Gyles Brandreth, he says: "Thirty years from now there will be a huge amount of oil - and no buyers. Oil will be left in the ground. The Stone Age came to an end, not because we had a lack of stones, and the oil age will come to an end not because we have a lack of oil."
Sheikh Yamani, who was Saudi Arabia's oil minister from 1962 to 1986 and is now in charge of an energy consultancy, became the public face of the revolutionary oil policy that altered the balance of world power in the early Seventies. He predicts that a combination of recent oil discoveries, the advance of new technology, and heavy investment in exploration and production will all lead to a collapse in the price of crude. He says: "I have no illusion - I am positive there will be some time in the future a crash in the price of oil. I can tell you with a degree of confidence that after five years there will be a sharp drop in the price of oil."
Maybe nothing, maybe he was just speculating.
originally posted by: Smidge
The question that springs to my mind is, what did he know that the rest of us don't?
So how much energy exactly can you get out of a system that's already at its lowest energy state (which is what zero-point means). Here's a hint:
originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: Smidge
If we were ever to develop Zero point energy into a working technology it would make antimatter look like TNT.
Bernard Haisch, according to him, is the only one talking about extracting energy from nothing who doesn't sound like a nutjob and he's probably right about that. He's got a patent for getting energy from nothing but I doubt it will work, but he's welcome to build it and prove me wrong, as long as I don't have to be one of the investors.
No valid theory predicts any way to extract such energy, which would require leaving things in a state with less energy than the state with least energy, by definition of 'zero-point.'
you'd need to extract 100% of the vacuum energy from about 57.4 trillion olympic pool volumes per day to power the average home.