Today in the United States is Independence day, a day where Americans celebrate the fact that they were able to break free of the rule of Great Britain and establish a self-governing nation. As an Englishman living in the USA I have always enjoyed Independence Day celebrations here, and I find it moving when the stars and stripes is raised and the national anthem is played. I am not ignorant of the many problems facing this country and the whole world, but still the principles of freedom and independence that were behind the founding of America are inspiring to me. I would like all people to enjoy the blessings and benefits of freedom from tyranny and oppression — there are so many throughout the world who live in bondage of one form or another.
One of the reasons I started this web site was that I saw in the emergence of LENR/Cold Fusion an opportunity for people to enjoy greater freedom and independence, and I hope that this site might be able to provide information that will allow for knowledge of this potentially world-changing technology to spread.
I don’t see LENR as a panacea for all the world’s ills, but I think it can have a tremendously important impact in many areas of life that can be of great benefit to our world.
What kind of freedoms and independence do I think about when I think of the potential of LENR? Here are some that come to mind.
- Greater freedom from the world wide energy complex with all its costs, geopolitical uncertainties and market instabilities.
- Greater freedom from the grid. We see right now in the Eastern US how disruption in the grid due to severe weather affects millions.
- Cheap and abundant energy allows for greater independence, bringing opportunities for more self determination. If your life is not tied up in working to earn money to pay the bills, (many of which are energy related) there is more time that can be spent in more productive pursuits.
- Greater freedom from the confines of limited knowledge. LENR opens up doors that allow for things that have long been thought impossible. New frontiers of science, technology and civilization.
Yes, these are ideals — the actual adoption of LENR technology in the real world might not be as beneficial as we might hope. There’s certainly room for nefarious uses of LENR, but in my mind you can’t worry about all the possible negative consequences in this field. There are obvious benefits that are worth working towards and as knowledge grows that a new power in nature can be harnessed in useful ways, there will likely be a growing number people involved in trying to move this technology forward.