Thanks to the many readers who have responded to the previous post asking why people continue to follow the E-Cat/LENR story. There were many posts from people who are not regular posters, and a common theme in many of these comments was that the hope for a better energy source is what keeps people interested. This is something that I share — particularly in light of predictions about a world that is reliant on carbon fuels.
I watched a video today entitled “There’s No Tomorrow” produced by Incubate Pictures, and sponsored by the Post Carbon Institute which represents a fairly typical (and rather gloomy) world view that contemplates a future affected by the scarcity of carbon-based fuels. I don’t share the outlook of the authors of this film, but I do understand how this scenario can be the logical conclusion of people who seen no viable energy alternatives coming on the scene.
LENR technology, if it can be incorporated into real world useful energy products, would certainly change prediction about our energy future — and the first verifiable LENR device would indeed signal the beginning of a new energy age. Andrea Rossi’s recent announcement of a 1 MW plant that can be visited by the public may be a signal that he wants to be the first to put a working product into the public domain — perhaps as a response to Defkalion Green Technologies’ efforts to get their Hyperion technology into the marketplace (something Rossi says he will resist by legal means).
Going from “There’s no Tomorrow” to an LENR future that is bright with almost unlimited technological opportunity would be a huge paradigm shift — something that could transform today’s scarcity-based economic and political models. Yes, this is a compelling story, and its not surprising there are so many people riveted by it.