Cold Fusion Conspiracy Ebook – Chapter 5: Cold Fusion and Our Future
Chapter 5: Cold Fusion and Our Future
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The pros and cons of cold fusion and more conspiracy theories
It is thought that if cold fusion becomes commercially available it will have an effect on every aspect of our lives. This applies to all of the very basic parts of our daily life, such as how we heat our homes, how we get our electricity and water. In time these changes will grow larger, but to begin they will be quite small, convenient you could say. Certainly it will have a phenomenal effect on third world countries where amenities like fresh water are in such high demand. So in Africa and India those millions of people who go without the food and water they need to survive each day will no longer die because they don’t have access to such basic things.
Jed Rothwell writes in depth about this subject in his paper “Cold Fusion and the Future” which was published in 1997 in the twelfth issue of Infinite Energy magazine. The entire paper can be read by clicking on the following link:
Here you can read about how cold fusion will have an effect on our future lives should it be created as a new energy source, something that we will also discuss in detail now. So in this possible future where cold fusion has become a reality we will begin at the start by designing small things like pumps, light bulbs, heaters, and motors in a way that will accommodate them to be run through cold fusion. This is because these items are perhaps the most commonly used devices that we need for basic living. These are also the things that we use most often, lighting is turned on in our homes in some shape or form for a large portion of the day, the same goes for our heating systems, as well as our water pumps. We will also need motor engines to be redesigned as we use our cars for transport to and from work, school and social activities all through the week.
With this breakthrough in cold fusion a large portion of the world will become quickly modernised. People living in poor rural areas, or in countries where poverty is prevalent will soon have clean water and sanitation, alongside various electrical appliances that will enable them to do things more easily. More than two million people die each year due to using unsanitary water for drinking and bathing. With cold fusion it will not be long before these people are no longer dying, and therefore the population of certain countries will rise significantly. This could be seen as both an advantage and a disadvantage of cold fusion, since if the world’s population grows there will be a higher demand for resources. However, if cold fusion can provide the world with an endless supply of energy then this problem might very well be eradicated, no matter how high populations grow.
Furthermore, the way in which we farm will change massively. Poorer farmers will be able to work more efficiently with the addition of equipment that is inexpensive to run. In following, food supplies will become more plentiful and a large part of the hunger that causes millions to die in the same way unclean water does will be wiped out. It also means that those living in African countries who want to farm but cannot due to a lack of resources will be able to, and even if their farms are small and only create enough produce to feed one family this will still be a good thing. Because if a thousand of these farmers are able to work then that means that a thousand families who went hungry before would now be fed. Further reading on new energy and how it will change the future can be found by visiting this website:
One of the main pros of cold fusion is that it will be inexhaustible in terms of energy supply. Many of the items we use for energy today are not long lasting enough, batteries run out too quickly, whether they are powering your ipod or your laptop they don’t last longer than a few hours or a day depending on how often you use them. But it is not just everyday entertainment items that need to be powered, indeed such things seem rather frivolous when we consider medical devices required for saving lives or even keeping people alive and these need an energy source to keep functioning also. When a person’s heart fails an auxiliary heart pump is implanted to help boost the flow of blood to the heart. These devices reduce the amount of work the heart has to do and therefore lengthens the life of someone with a heart condition. These pumps need to be recharged on a regular basis, the current technique used is through electromagnetic induction via the skin. If this device could be powered through cold fusion then it would last for up to ten years or more, and could even last a person’s whole life once it the design is perfected.
Various other devices that have not yet been invented would be possible with cold fusion to power them. These include electrical prosthetic limbs and electric wheelchairs with far longer battery life. In turn you could also use this power to make mechanical hoists and other moving and lifting equipment for hospital and long term care patients last longer, as the batteries for these often run out in times of need and take long periods to be recharged. But these are not the only modern inventions that need improvement in terms of energy, and many items we use each day are inefficient and even dangerous.
An example would be the large lawnmowers that run on gasoline engines, these are loud and irritatingly noisy, as well as highly cumbersome machines. Sometimes it is even difficult to start their engines to begin with, and when the engine gets hot it can be a dangerous fire hazard. The accidents that occur with these machines and others like them would be eliminated with cold fusion. No longer would we have to suffer deafening noise and possible accidents simply in order to cut the grass in our gardens.
Clearly a future with cold fusion has many advantages to offer the world and our grandchildren and great grandchildren will be able to benefit from it immensely. They will be able to look back at the lives we lived and see how easier they have it in their time. The same way that we look back at the people living in the 19th century who didn’t have mobile phones, laptops, the internet, or modern transport, all things that make our lives that much more convenient and that give us more time in the long run. Perhaps we are seeing the beginnings of this future with the production of Rossi’s e-catalyzer invention. A good article on Rossi and how his device might be the miracle in energy creation we have been searching for for many years now can be read here:
http://www.carsuk.net/cold-fusion-has-the-holy-grail-of-energy-arrived-in-e-cat/ The article is titled “Cold Fusion: Has the Holy Grail of Energy arrived in E-Cat?” and a demonstration video is featured at the bottom of the piece. You can also view the opinions of readers underneath the video.
It is these kinds of inventions with revolutionary potential that sow the seeds of world change where we can leave behind one era for a new and hopefully better one. This new era where cold fusion is a major player in global energy supplies will hold many positive changes. One of these will be that machines and devices will be a lot cheaper to buy, as touched on earlier when the people living in third world countries were discussed. Of course it will take time for prices to go down, as the excitement over items powered by cold fusion will surely mean that prices will be high at first. But as with all new products, prices will slowly go down. We see this kind of thing happen all the time. When ipods first hit the market they were quite expensive to buy, but with time the price was reduced and now these items are much more affordable. Prices always go down when the hype slackens.
In the same way that people no longer buy black and white televisions or record players, except for collectible or special interest reasons, cars and machines that run on fossil fuels will also become things of the past. Even now, with global warming at the forefront of people’s minds, experiments are being undertaken to see how a car can be powered by cold fusion energy. The following link shows a video of an experiment where a car has been fitted with a cold fusion carbon cell:
Experiments such as this might not be entirely successful, however they are just as important as the experiments that provide successful results. This is because all the mistakes that are made will eventually lead to finally discovering the correct method.
By using the internet as a platform many scientists, professional or otherwise, have a place where they can broadcast their discoveries, and this is key in terms of promoting cold fusion and the various new pieces of information about it that come about. Lots of experiments are broadcast on youtube and they are certainly interesting to watch, even if some of them are being uploaded by novice scientists or those who like to experiment in their spare time. The more people working in the area, professional or not, means there is more of a chance that an important discovery will be made. The following is a selection of videos showing experiments into the area of cold fusion that you might enjoy viewing:
- Cold Fusion Experiment by Madcat0543: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVKvZbaCE9g
- Cold Fusion reactor start up showing plasma electrolysis by Ibochtler: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4IBs21o8Ts&feature=related
- Possible demonstration of cold fusion with plasma 12v steam and hho producer 42w input by PLASMABUG62: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykXtTzo1hLY&feature=related
- Demonstration showing transmutation of hydrogen to helium by Chris Strev (same reaction occurs in cold fusion): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL0eKGkATTA&feature=related
- Experiment showing real cold fusion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMFvzohuVew
- Cold fusion/water plasma experiment by sk7ca: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMI3ETQu0j0&feature=related
- Cold fusion experiment using H2O 400ml + NaHCO3 11g by Sigitask: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FE8z-4DKImo&feature=related
- Cold fusion plasma 9 experiment by mdbreedi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs-Uk511S_I&feature=related
Obviously, it’s up to the viewer to make up their minds as to whether these kinds of experiments are worth sitting up and taking notice of. However, for the cold fusion enthusiast it brings a huge amount of hope to see so many different people working and believing in cold fusion as the energy source for the future.
Another advantage of cold fusion is that it will affect the way in which the world economy is run; it even has the potential to overthrow the capitalist system currently in place. Energy is something that affects every single industry there is, this is because we need energy for any process to function. When cold fusion comes into play the cost of running these industries will be significantly reduced, and therefore commodities will become an awful lot cheaper. We talked about this earlier in connection to the conspiracy theory that it would be in the best interest of governments to suppress cold fusion if they want to secure their capitalist economies. Funnily enough, fossil fuels are one of the world’s main energy sources and are also in fact one of the industries that uses the most amount of energy to be run. Big oil companies need to use between 10 and 20 per cent of their produce in order to power their machinery. Other energy sources are cheaper to run, such as coal and wind turbines, however these still use a significant amount of the energy they produce to continue functioning.
With cold fusion this won’t be the case, and in turn labour, materials and money will be freed up to be used elsewhere. Add to this the fact that land used for coal mines, oil refineries and power lines will no longer be required. In fact, the entire infrastructure currently in place will be wholly unnecessary. So far we have looked at how cold fusion will change the fundamental ways in which we live. However, there are far more intricate and highly technological advances that cold fusion will be able to facilitate. The following are a number of possible breakthroughs that could be made with cold fusion as the instigator.
The first technological advance we might consider is artificial intelligence, something that currently receives massive amounts of investment without very much in the way of positive results. Fully functioning robots that can recognise and pick up objects, and then carry them to a destination, walk around independently, understand voice commands, and carry out work around the house have not yet been perfected. We have had some success in terms of inventing certain kinds of artificial intelligence, there are computers that can beat even the best chess players in the world, small robotic airplanes that have flown between America and Australia. So with these accomplishments already in place it seems that the final hurdle is within our grasp and perhaps it is a new energy source like cold fusion that will enable engineers to create a robot that will be able to perform all of the functions we require.
In terms of medical inventions there are a myriad of machines that it might be possible to invent with cold fusion. Machines that will be able to perform longer and better because they are being powered by an energy that is not going to run out. One idea could be to create artificial muscles which are currently being developed but have not yet been perfected. These are referred to as electroactive polymers and they will be designed to mimic the function of biological muscles. Should cold fusion become available to power these electroactive polymers then we might surpass the final hurdle in their design. This is because at this point should these muscles be used patients would find themselves having to carry around very large batteries in order to keep them running. This would be irritating to the patient and highly cumbersome in terms of mobility. So it is obvious that a power source a lot smaller, lighter and more convenient will be needed.
Conspiracy Theories on the Disadvantages of Cold Fusion
All of this sounds really positive for those who believe in cold fusion, however, there are theories out there about its negative effects on the world as we know it. These theories are not prevalently reported, but they are cause for concern. For if the disadvantages of a new world energy source outweigh the positives then there might not be a point in even trying to discover cold fusion at all. We can see these negative theories all the way back in 1989, when Fleischmann and Pons first made their announcement. Certain extreme environmentalists, A. Lovins and J. Rifkins, thought that cold fusion would give the human race too much power, a power that we would not be responsible enough to use properly. At the time Rifkins was recorded as saying, “the fusion findings are the worst news that ever happened. Right when we are beginning to develop a global awareness of problems of global society, here come some scientists saying we don’t have to deal with these problems.” (Rothwell, 2004).
Rifkins does have a point to a certain extent; however, if global warming is no longer an issue then can’t we go on to focus on the other problems facing the world? Cold fusion may bring about huge changes, but it will not miraculously turn our world into a utopia. There will still be issues, after all, racism and religious wars are probably some of the biggest causes of discord in the world. Cold fusion will solve our energy crisis; but it is not going to eradicate human prejudice and segregation. Even if cold fusion will enable people to be more frivolous in their daily lives, surely the damage it is preventing will be worth this frivolity. All of the environmental damage caused by the use of fossil fuels will come to a full stop. Besides this, the majority of people are hopefully mature enough to know when to say when, and despite there being certain people who will take advantage of the things cold fusion can give them, most will use it only as their needs require.
It is not likely that these kinds of negative theories about cold fusion are organized specifically against it, however they do function to colour people’s minds negatively about the possibility of a new world energy source. Fortunately, there are enough positive opinions out there about cold fusion to contend with the negative ones. A very hopeful news report in relation to Rossi’s e-cat told of the Massachusetts Senator Bruce Tarr publicly endorsing the E-Cat as a viable energy solution. The full article can be read by visiting this link:
It is high profile figures such as Senator Tarr whom are needed to publicize cold fusion and the positive effects it will have on the world. It seems that Bruce Tarr, a republican and senate minority leader, has been the first political figure to come out in support of Rossi’s E-Cat and in turn, cold fusion. Tarr apparently expressed an interest in promoting the development and commercialisation of Rossi’s invention. Even though Tarr is only the leader of the small minority of republican senators in the Massachusetts Senate and would not have a very large political influence, it is still good news for cold fusion to be gaining another supporter who is prepared to speak out about it.
Indeed it is saddening to see certain people, unlike Senator Tarr, with nihilistic attitudes who will reject any sort of progression in science and technology. None of the modern conveniences we have today such as electricity, television, the internet, airplanes or automobiles would have been invented if people were continually against scientific or technological discovery. We have nothing to lose by being open to new ideas and inventions, the least that will happen is that we will be proven wrong. Of course, time and money will also have been lost, but that possible loss is worth it if we can make a step forward. As humans we have always been striving to find better ways to live, more convenient and less wasteful ways of doing things, and cold fusion encapsulates this mission entirely.
Unfortunately, nihilism has become popular in today’s society, and ironically, scientific discoveries could be said to have contributed to this. As we become more and more aware of science and the way in which nature works we lose faith in religion. Religion is what once gave us faith in a future, an afterlife, one that was better that the present, but as people come to no longer follow religious beliefs they also begin to think that life is one big pointless journey. From this stems nihilism and the frame of mind that says nothing really matters anymore. It is funny to think that this also has a negative effect on cold fusion, a theory that needs people to have faith in science in order to become a reality. But if certain individuals don’t believe that scientific work matters, and go on to convince others of this belief, then cold fusion will never truly have its day.
There are also those who think that we have now gone as far we can with science and will only be filling in small blanks from now on, that no more big discoveries will be made because everything that could be discovered already has been. People who think like this, alongside the nihilists, are detrimental to the progression of cold fusion. Once these ways of thinking become popular they go on to infect the minds of many, and what was already a difficult road for cold fusion becomes even more so. In Jed Rothwell’s “Cold Fusion and the Future” the writer discusses nihilistic attitudes to science in detail and references J. Horgan, the senior writer for the Scientific American. Rothwell talks about how Horgan has proclaimed that we have reached the end of science, and that only small details in relation to larger discoveries need to be filled in. Rothwell goes on to mention those who think we have reached the end of history and that any future we might have will remain the same but with very small changes. From this we can conclude that these people also believe that we will never discover any new energy sources other than the ones we currently have. Not exactly good news for cold fusion.
The problem with the likes of Horgan is that he is spreading his beliefs without any proper scientific backup to substantiate what he is writing about. When discussing Horgan and his editor Rennie, Rothwell writes, “They say that their views are based on the majority opinion and the “consensus,” as if science were a popularity contest. Rennie boldly told me it is not his job to understand the technical issues or offer a falsifiable argument. He thinks the public does not expect that of him. A normal scientist would be ashamed to admit he harbors such strange ideas, but Rennie brags about them.” (Rothwell, 2004). So here we can see how Horgan and Rennie have no qualms about airing their views despite having no distinct evidence for what they are saying. This is undoubtedly irresponsible and lazy journalism to say the least.
It seems cold fusion is constantly coming up against new hurdles, whether these are organised groups as discussed in the previous chapter or circumstantial as we see with Horgan. In a way it is also easy to see why people like Horgan would have opinions that shun future scientific progression, as there has been so much misery and death caused by other similar inventions in the past. Bombs and nuclear weapons cause monumental destruction for so many countries across the world. Marie curie, the women who discovered radioactivity, also died from its harmful properties when she was diagnosed with aplastic anemia from overexposure to the very thing that brought her acclaim. With these instances in mind, it isn’t hard to understand the viewpoint that progression is a negative rather than a positive. Of course, new inventions also bring with them a certain level of fear, people fear the unknown. Older generations are certainly far more suspicious of the internet than younger generations who put all of their personal information on their computers without a care for identity theft.
Be that as it may, as far as we have investigated, cold fusion will be a good thing for the world in general, so long as it is not manipulated for destructive purposes. However, there is no guarantee that this won’t happen. It is clear though, that the commercialisation of cold fusion will have a huge consequence for those working in certain industries. Obviously, the main sector adversely affected will be that of fossil fuels, as cold fusion energy will surely overtake this industry because it is cheaper and easier to produce. A short article on cold fusion and unemployment can be found at the following link: http://coldfusiondevices.com/cold-fusion-devices/will-cold-fusion-devices-technology-lead-to-rising-unemployment
Also is another article on the impact of Rossi’s E-Cat fusion technology on the world:
Cold fusion being a factor in causing unemployment may be undeniable; however a whole new industry will also be created with a number of new jobs to replace the ones lost in the fossil fuel industry. Furthermore, it is not clear just how many jobs cold fusion will create, and how far these jobs will go to replace those lost. Oil is one of the biggest imported materials in the world and also accounts for being the largest commercial product in the world. We use oil as an energy source for all of our vehicles in transportation, this means that when cold fusion is being produced as an energy source the vehicles we currently use will go out of fashion, and those designed to run on cold fusion will take over the market. So not only is the oil industry as our main energy source for cars going to be devastated, but so too will the automobile production industry. The cars manufactured by companies like Ford, Nissan, BMW, Volkswagon, and others will no longer be required, and so, these companies will either have to change with the times or go out of business altogether.
Most likely however, car manufacturers won’t go down without a fight, and will prefer to learn how to create cars that run on cold fusion instead of shutting down shop. Therefore, this is one industry that might be saved from cold fusion’s entering into the energy market. Critics can use the argument that cold fusion will cause unemployment to further their own agendas against is, but the fact remains that things are changing anyway even without cold fusion being commercialised. The fossil fuel industries may go out of business, but aren’t we running out of oil and gas anyway? Aren’t there already concerns over the unsustainable nature of our current energy supplies? Not to mention the fact that unemployment happens over periods either way, and is caused by a range of unforeseeable occurrences, like the recent recession that affected almost every economy in the world.
To return again to Jed Rothwell’s excellent work in his “Cold Fusion and the Future” we are presented with some statistics on the numbers of people working in the fossil fuel industries. I have reproduced these here as follows:
- Oil and gas extraction: 132,000 workers
- Coal mining: 75,000 workers
- Support activities for mining: 185,000 workers, but only about 56,000 for coal mines
- Petroleum and coal products: 113,000 workers, but many are non-energy related
- Gasoline stations: 868,000 workers (Rothwell, 2004)
On the whole 1.2 million workers are represented here, which is not so large a number when we consider the entire working population. Surely once cold fusion is being manufactured and distributed in various forms these lost jobs will be replaced with new ones. Rothwell compares this 1.2 million with the 2.8 million working in food and beverages stores (statistics may be out of date) which is more than twice the number working in fossil fuels. Rothwell also states that those working in food and beverages are paid a higher wage, and therefore, those currently working as gas station clerks will be able to move to a better paid job as a cashier in a grocery store, since people will still be buying the same amount of food and drink whether cold fusion comes into the equation or not.
This is not to say that unemployment won’t happen should cold fusion become our new main source of energy, it simply shows that the damage will be mended over time. A man who is now working as a manager in petroleum and coal products will be able to transfer his managerial skills over to working in the cold fusion industry of the future. Similarly, those in the lower skilled jobs will be able to start working in whatever unskilled sectors that will be requiring workers in cold fusion energy. Most industries accommodate all levels of workers, no matter their experience or expertise.
In the last two chapters we have seen how organised and indeed unorganised groups can cause big problems for the progression of cold fusion. This is because they have certain agendas that will be hurt should cold fusion become a widespread energy source, and therefore it is in their best interests to suppress it or make sure that it disappears altogether. There are a wide range of conspiracy theories out there in relation to cold fusion suppression and free energy suppression in general. These span from the very believable and highly likely to the far-fetched and shocking, which is not to say that these theories aren’t just as likely to be truthful. It is important for us to be aware of the opposition to cold fusion so that we can consider why exactly these groups are opposed to it. Sometimes people claim to have noble intentions when in fact their intentions are quite the opposite. In summation, it is always beneficial for us to be aware of both sides of an argument so that we can come to our own conclusions and not be sway by individual commentators. That is why the possible advantages and disadvantages of cold fusion have been set out here. If more people make up their own informed opinions in this way then cold fusion suppression will surely become a thing of the past.
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