I received an interesting comment yesterday by Georgehants regarding the post about whether Bill Gates would support the E-Cat if he learned about it:
One might think that the journal NATURE may possibly be able to find his number to pass on all the honest information of Cold Fusion.
If Bill Gates and all other decision makers involved in the Energy field are not kept informed of progress, then one must think, what is the point and purpose of establishment and academic science and journals, most Governments have Science advisers, what are they doing with their time?
There are indeed thousands of decision makers throughout the world in all kinds of organizations who rely in good advice from people who should have the latest information from the fields of science and technology. There’s not much evidence that these decision makers are learning about Andrea Rossi’s potentially revolutionary technology. The big name scientific journals that carry so much influence in the circles of power haven’t mentioned the technology, and it’s possible that is the reason that relatively few people are paying attention.
Since Rossi is using a form of cold fusion there may be people who dismiss his tech out of hand because that field of research had been tainted.
Meanwhile however, there is evidence of a slightly broader interest among the web-searching public. For the first time, there have been enough searches for the terms E-Cat and Energy Catalyzer to show up on the Google Trends site which measures search volume. If the traffic logs for this site are representative there seems to be an uptick in the number of people looking for, and finding information about the E-Cat. There are also a growing number of blogs that are focussing on the E-Cat.
My expectation would be that this gradual growth of interest in the blogosphere will continue until a well-known and influential scientific publication gives some serious coverage to the E-Cat. Once that happens there could be a sudden surge in interest and the E-Cat and Andrea Rossi could become very well know very quickly.
Anyone want to make a prediction about which big publication will be the first to take the E-Cat seriously?