Knowing I’ll be interviewed on the topic of “free energy” for a radio program early the next morning instills a certain anxiety – can I depend on the alarm clock? It cooperated nicely this morning before the Ambrose Lane show, on WPFW, 89.3 FM in Washington DC, phoned. http://www.frankferg.com/weourselves/ambrose-lane-3-5-2010.mp3
The callers to the show really “get it” that people on fixed incomes and the dispossessed and indigenous peoples of Earth should have access to low-cost clean energy. Some listeners had already encountered breakthrough concepts – one had seen the DVD “Fire From Water” about cold fusion, another knew about the Water Fuel Cell of Stan Meyer. Hearing that inventions have been suppressed, one caller said “if (society had) reacted this way in the late 1800s about the automobile, the auto would never had been invented.”
Yes, the car was a disruptive technology – to the horse-and-carriage industry. And now the breakthrough inventions are seen as potentially disruptive to the carbon fuel and nuclear power industries. And they are also being described as having potential for military purposes. That is another excuse for labeling them as a “national security threat”. If the same rules had been applied a century and more ago, no one would have been able to get a patent on internal combustion engines because they could be used to power military tanks. Inventors of automobile technology would have been threatened, marginalized, ignored, ridiculed or whatever it takes to intimidate and sideline proponents of a new technology.
What we’re saying is that new energy breakthroughs could make a huge difference in empowering people in their everyday lives. Let the inventions get patented and welcomed onto a level playing field with funding for further research and development!