This post, written by Albert D. Kallal on this thread was made on this thread, I believe, in response to Andrea Rossi’s statement today that “a commercial breakthrough resolves all the discussions: in the late seventies the “experts” used to say that the idea to produce computers for “housewifes” was ridiculous and technologically impossible. Whatever they are saying now is totally insignificant, as well as what they said in the past.
The “parallels” to the computer industry in the 1970’s is rather remarkable. While some companies were producing a home brew computers like Heath Kit, the REAL race was to get a useable and working computer in the hands of the public. Thus out of near nothing billion dollar companies like Apple were born in a garage.
LENR is exactly he same thing. You have lots of small groups tinkering and playing with LENR. Make NO MISTAKE, this is an opportunity of a life time. You cook up a working device that is “consumer” friendly as opposed to lab coat friendly and you will create the next BILLION dollar company.
It is RARE that such opportunities come along in our lifetimes. The race for LENR is not if it works, but WHO can get a working device into the hands of the public or industry.
Worrying about some replication of LENR is LONG PAST. The REAL issue and magic frontier is producing a WORKING product for the consumer or industry. It looks like Rossi and IH will be the first – as a result they will create the next Apple. On the other hand, just like the Auto industry, or computer industry, history is littered with failed startups. And while some like Atari or Commodore are well known history antidotes (and so is Packard for autos), they were eventually “muscled” out by other players like IBM and Apple.
So really, at the end of the day talk about replication, or sharing some trade secrets to spread LENR is really moot and PAST history. On the heels of Rossi is others like Brillouin and more that will SURELY follow.
We are witness to the birth of a new industry. And like the exploding computer industry or the rail road bonanza, these “revolutions” were NOT based on sharing the theory of the steam engine, or the fact of low cost off the self WHOLE COMPUTERS existed on a SINGLE chip.
Apple, PET, Commodore did not did not build or create the 6502 processor, but simply realized that those tiny computer on a chip were ONLY worth something when placed in a working package that anyone could flick on the power switch. We are now in the state of WHO gets to market first and the replication and theory is a purely a waste of time except for the academic community.
The SHIP of LENR is about to sail out of the harbor – it just a question of who gets their boat out first!
So really, I see little worry here – the advent of a LENR box with an “on button” will fix any issue as to how to spread this amazing new energy source.
Albert D. Kallal