It is not a secret that innovations are not usually met with much enthusiasm. We are used to follow our ways and be content with things and processes that we’re familiar with. So it’s hard to kiss them goodbye in face of the unknown: new theories, new science or just something out of the ordinary. Once we give ourselves a chance to get introduced and accustomed to innovations, we find that they are rather good and worthy of our pursuit.
That’s the reason number one behind resistance to innovations. The other one has to do with various interests (and at times even financial investments) that favor the “hit or miss” fact of an innovative technology. Such entities will usually do everything within their power (and especially if investments are involved) to destroy the invention in the cradle.
Perhaps, this is something that was believed was going to happen with Andrea Rossi and his E-Cats. From the very start – as soon as the Italian engineer presented his device to the public at the press conference in January of 2011 – there have been those, who opposed the technological breakthrough in the LENR field, as it would have meant the downfall of several profitable industries and plenty of corporations.
The technology of Andrea Rossi (based on what’s known this far) predicts the turnover in the energy market, once his devices become largely available. 1 MW plants, operated by E-Cat generators have not been supported at a larger scale, and much of it is due to the fact that Rossi has been keeping it low-profile for now, as he neither discloses his trade secret nor the clear phenomenon behind the technology, because of a lack of an international patent that would cover his intellectual property globally.
To cut the story short, much of the scam theory approach for Rossi’s E-Catalyzer is based on the fear of losing money:
- whether by big corporations and moneymakers, who have been hard at work investing their funds in oil, coal and fossil fuel technologies, for which LENR (no matter where it comes from) presents quite a threat;
- or, at the individual level, it has to do with the fear of a scam being pulled off, where money is being laundered on account of people’s naivety.
Since we’re discussing theories, a scam usually involves a great deal of funds asked for on early stages. In the case of Rossi, however, money has not yet been mentioned whatsoever, and only when the E-Cats manufacturing are to start, preorders will have to be confirmed and then payment will be expected.
But even then, Rossi has made it clear over and over again that in case people are not happy with their E-Cat purchase, the guarantee covers a full money back return. Hardly any scam would be doing reimbursements, don’t you think?
Moreover, hardly any scam gets to be endorsed by physicists, professors (Sergio Focardi) and some other world-level scientists (C. Stremmenos, G. Levi, H. Essen, S. Kullander).
It’s true, however, that every potential invention comes with potential issues and honest mistakes. But the price to pay for those unwilling to take virtually no risk in the case of the E-Cat device seems much bigger than any potential benefit upon waiting for its market release.
But what do you think: is it a scam, an honest mistake or sheer groundbreaking invention?