I have found that LENR is one of those topics that can take up a lot of one’s attention. For me, it is something I think about and read about a lot, post online about quite a bit, but funnily enough (for me), not talk about very often. I’m not quite sure why that is. I’m sure that some of my good friends, who I consider open minded and fair would be interested, if not enthusiastic. Maybe the reason is that I’m not one who normally likes to become opinionated in conversation, and I don’t want to come across as a bore, or make people feel uncomfortable if I start spouting off.
Another reason is that it would take a lot of education to try and get my point across, and there’s a lot of ground to cover to get people up to speed on the topic. Of course there is also the issue of evidence. There’s no product out there yet that we can refer to as an example of a real cold fusion reactor.
But at some point, if the topic is going to get the attention that I think it deserves, there will need to be a change in the reluctance that I, at least, have in bringing up the topic. If cold fusion is to become a worldwide phenomenon, it will need to emerge from the realm of underground web sites, and become a technology that is as common knowledge as, say, drones — a new topic that is now entering the public debate with some impact.
So who do you talk to about LENR? Who don’t you mention it to? Why and why not?