Often we ask: “Is it malign plotting, zeitgeist, or some unknown rule of sociology, wherein the human species, gathering in the hundreds of millions, acts AS THOUGH there be vast and all-consuming conspiracies afoot? Is the truth of it that there is one, the other, two of these in combination ……………….. or is it the case that all three of these potentials are what the APPEARANCE of conspiracy is all about”
Here I seldom try to sort out whether people are working on herd instinct or whether there are demonic plotters about or both, or whatever. The point is when matters look like a conspiracy you have predictive value. It is the case that promoters of alternative energy sources yawn at things which actually work, and instead gather funds for those energy sources that are not likely to be cost-effective anytime soon. By subsidising these technologies they ruin rather than launch these industries.
Now as it turns out the way that fusion is described to the public fits neatly into this pattern. We get the impression that fusion only happens at great heat and pressure in this story. And what is described as fusion appears to be something beyond our reach. Let us define fusion more carefully. And we will see if we cannot shrug off this subterfuge (“effective-subterfuge”/popular tendency) and show whether or not fusion ought to be easy.
……((((((((James McCanney has an outline for a fusion battery. One which has not attracted funding)))))))
The automatic notion jumps into peoples heads that if the idea was good, it would attract funding, and everyone would be a millionaire. This is not what happens in energy. And if you wanted to stop the human race from having cheap energy one of the tricks in your bag would be to fund lavishly all these projects that were never going to work. Which is a shame. Because we can get a Tesla tower and spiral grid system working very quickly in far north Queensland. And we ought to be able to make fusion a part of air transport in short order.
So what is fusion? How do we define it? And how is it that our efforts at fusion have been driven off track? I’ve been starting a lot of threads to complete later. I think its worthwhile even if I take a long time to finish them. Because it may lead to people doing their own homework and trying to anticipate what I’m driving at.