LENR on Reddit, Facebook

Reddit is one of the most popular sites on the Internet for discussion of news, politics, technology, science and a whole host of other topics, and the site labels itself as ‘the front page of the internet’. I have seen a few discussions about LENR on there in the past, and I have myself posted about it once in a while. I have just been informed that there is an LENR ‘subreddit‘, which is basically a dedicated space for the discussion of LENR, and it can be found here: http://www.reddit.com/r/LENR/

Facebook also has some spots where people talk about LENR. The most popular group which has nearly 900 members is named ‘Cold Fusion, LENR and Andrea Rossi‘, and I have just joined another smaller Facebook group titled ‘Peak oil, cold fusion and the future of energy’.

The Reddit page isn’t very active currently — there is more activity and comment on Facebook at the moment. But I have to say that those of us who are interested in LENR are still a relatively very small subset of the larger online population. Right now as we wait for further news on the E-Cat and other fronts, there doesn’t seem to be much impetus for rapid growth of interest in the field, but I think with positive results from the E-Cat testing team there is a potential for a much wider discussion of the topic, and we might find lots of new people joining the online discussion.

  • friendlyprogrammer

    Thanks for links. The best news recently to me, is that Catalyst patents have been applied for both by Rossi and Piantelli, although nobody has found the Rossi one. This is better than test results because the catalysts are publicized for all labs to see and certainly ups the pressure they all face.

    The Rossi catalyst may be Lithium, but he does claim a patent application is out there. Is it in his name? In his wifes name? In his uncles name? In an employees name? Can they have corporate names on them? His catalyst will be fun to uncover finally, and the information is allegedly out there. If he really has not patented his catalyst and it is different than Piantelli’s, then maybe this is a wake up call and he will patent soon.

    Once the catalyst are known and foolproof LENR reactions are known then replication will be possible in every garage (although dangers) lab. This will be monumentous.

    I know many of us are holding our breaths waiting for Rossi to bring the ecat to market, but I want mainstream acceptance more than anything else. As soon as LENR is accepted as real science we will see an influx of R&D that has been unprecedented in history.

    Every Green tech company focusing on wind, solar, wave, or even conventional generation methods using coal and nuclear will see their funding dry up and their dreams gone. They will all turn their focus on LENR. This is my dream.

    Once every energy lab starts in on LENR we will see rapid improvements and understanding of this both practical and in Theory.

    Then we will see everything in the world become much cheaper to build. Even oil might come down in prices a lot just to attempt to compete. It will be fun to see.

    It will be even more fun to drive for months without refueling. Kids will learn what the country looks like and city folk will breath fresh air.

    • Jouni

      As it seems, by many proofs, the phenomenon really exists. I have tried for years now invoke serious debate about the need for government funded research program here in Finland, but as it seems, people just are not even remotely interested.

      Though Etiam Inc. has received some funding from http://www.keksintosaatio.fi/

      I am a bit worried about the effects of the coming fuss, when the news will finally break.

      • bachcole

        No worries. Just invest in crows. Start developing a crow farm. Crows are going to become big business for a few years soon.

    • Fibber McGourlick

      I wholeheartedly agree with you.

    • Andrew

      I’m looking forward to vertical farms. City centers will have more fresh food, less shipping and hopefully lower costs. Restaurants (good ones) will also receive the benifits as they usually try to source their food from local sources. Vertical farms would also be good for 3rd world country’s and places that have a tough time growing their own food like the far north. Vertical farming will have a very large impact on how society functions and create more of an equilibrium between humanity and nature.

      • bachcole

        I also love your vision. I see a future where most people will see that most of their problems are self-created, and people will be better able to solve their own problems without interference from someone else (governments, corporations, poverty, etc) keeping them from solving their own problems.

    • bachcole

      Oil will also become cheaper because it will be easier to extract and transport. I love your vision.

  • Private Citizen

    The LENR subreddit aggregates most important news in a timely manner. Outside of that subreddit, all of reddit is like one giant chorus of negative Mary Yugo’s, only he is probably better informed. Rarely does a LENR story make it into the other subs, like /r/technology. /r/science is hopless, banning any thinker not conforming to their brand of intolerant dogma.

  • Private Citizen

    The LENR subreddit aggregates most important news in a timely manner. Outside of that subreddit, all of reddit is like one giant chorus of negative Mary Yugo’s, only he is probably better informed. Rarely does a LENR story make it into the other subs, like /r/technology. /r/science is hopless, banning any thinker not conforming to their brand of intolerant dogma.

    • bachcole

      The spelling subreddit is not hopless. (:->)

  • Curbina

    Linkedin has also some LENR groups, and IMHO this is very good sign, as people is not afraid to show their interest in this field in their professional environment.

    • Fibber McGourlick

      I wholeheartedly agree with you.

    • and you will find there, interesting people… 😉 and companies…

      • Curbina

        Oh yes, Alain, very interesting people 😉

  • Curbina

    Linkedin has also some LENR groups, and IMHO this is very good sign, as people is not afraid to show their interest in this field in their professional environment.

    • and you will find there, interesting people… 😉 and companies…

      • Curbina

        Oh yes, Alain, very interesting people 😉

  • Andrew

    I’m looking forward to vertical farms. City centers will have more fresh food, less shipping and hopefully lower costs. Restaurants (good ones) will also receive the benifits as they usually try to source their food from local sources. Vertical farms would also be good for 3rd world country’s and places that have a tough time growing their own food like the far north. Vertical farming will have a very large impact on how society functions and create more of an equilibrium between humanity and nature.

  • bachcole

    I hope Frank didn’t just talk himself out of a job. Although, e-catworld.com will always be a safe haven for those not fond of abuse. (:->)

  • Julian Becker

    http://chuangxin.chinadaily.com.cn/a/zixunyaowen/yaowen/2014/0428/34141.html

    Baoding Park in China opened officially. Tom Darden attended…