Societal Changes With The Arrival Of E-Cats

Doug Selsam's Sky Serpent

Society is never a constant. What today is accepted as a norm, yesterday was considered to be an abnormality, and chances are it may be considered a passed phase in the future. Changes come and go and are part of the evolutionary scale, thus making society a rather liquid entity. As a matter of fact, it’s one of the best qualities of society.

Think of the implications of various scientific inventions and discoveries; if society was stable and hard a rock, there would be no way for humanity at large to incorporate various innovations into our way of life. Yes, we like to be stable, but without the flexibility on the part of the scientific circles we would most likely still be living in caves. 

Taking this idea of flexibility of society as a whole and science in particular for the basis of the examination of possible implications of the E-Cat invention of Andrea Rossi, we will perhaps see quite a few changes happening in the near future, should the LENR technology proves to be a market win as it currently seems to be. So far there has been quite some opposition for these developments, as they do seem to contradict to the current laws of physics. But it’s not like we have always been right with our scientific presuppositions. If that was the case, for one, we would still walk the flat earth.

Some believe that the invention of this scale will change the society forever, while others believe that nothing is going to change since the technology is a dud, or a mistake at best. This dilemma of “to be or not to be” of Energy Catalyzer has been present since E-Cat’s inception, and won’t be resolved until the world sees the technology at work on a more global scale.

However, when the ECat becomes available on the market, it would be an answer to many technologies of the past. Rossi himself has many times mentioned in his comments at JONP that he’s inclined to incorporate his E-Cats into the existing technology, thus mixing the two – the old and the new, making use of the best of both worlds. And this scenario seems to be the right scenario doable at the beginning, as a transition to the new infrastructures of the future.

It may just well perform the transformation of our society as a whole. For example, Japan could use the Ecat to decentralize their electric power grid and produce electricity locally. By slowly phasing out the centralized Uranium Nuclear plants, Japan could replace them with multiple small Ecat electric plants. This would make the Asian country more resistant to electric outages that often happen because of earthquakes and would make Japan’s electric grid more reliable.

By combining the E-cat  with an aluminum block a hybrid electric/nuclear powered car may be possible. This car could produce power for months, possibly years with no fuel being required. A diesel powered car, bus or train could also use the ECat tech.

What other potential high impact society changes do you foresee in an ECat powered future?

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  1. With low fuel expect big big big cars/motorhomes.  Expect sailboats to be found only in history books, or at least not purchased for fuel savings.

    Some  people may retire to remote areas such as the middle of lakes or oceans, jungles and forests.   Now that you can power your computers and ovens with a minimum of fuel why would you need society again?

    Once the 600 million smog producing cars and trucks vanish so will the smog.  Imagine breathing deep fresh springtime air slightly scented with flowers in the middle of New york City or LA.

    Gas stations will turn into what?  

    With cheap energy we could attempt to make desert land farms by piping in desalinated water from the oceans.  Ocean communities could all run their own desalination plants for clean water.

    small pipelines/hoses could be built in our forests to pump freshwater to aid growth but mainly as “fire sprinkler system”

    We could send spacecraft much further.

    Everything should be cheaper.  Manufacturing costs should be down on everything from toys to corn.  With cheap energy comes an increased ability to turn the energy into food, and we will see a rise in hydroponic style home farms (for tomatoes this time).  We may see large increases in process foods.

    Uranium or anything used in conventional hot nuclear weapons or power plants would be easier to track once nuclear power plants become history.   It would make it harder for the world to smuggle atomic components, making it a safer place for all.

    Electricity will be wasted in ways we might not suspect.  Perhaps our childrens parks will become automated.  Sprinkler pads may be accompanied by merry go rounds and automated swings. 

    Millions of people will build black market ecats.  The technology will be available to all and there will be little the police can do to protect patent holders.  If  the police catch you with an ecat reactor what could they do?  Arrest you?  why.  You could tell them it is for some other cold fusion experiment.   Millions of green technology scientists will be left jobless and some may resort to this lucrative side business.

    Power lines/grids/stations will also fade away.  Windmills will vanish from the earth.

    All technology will produce joblessness.  This is a natural trend.  Once we needed 100 farmers to do what 1 farmer can do today with a huge combine.  Governments need to prepare for welfare/government worker societies.   Governments need to become more self sufficient and the industries that produce enough to support the people in the country.

    These are a few of the ways I see ecats impacting society.

    Kwhilborn

    • I have already, quite some time ago, given my opinion  as to what the ‘spread’ of population to currently “inacessible” places would mean.   Undoubtedly it would be a major disaster.   Can you imagine not being able to find a single solitary place (probably not even on top of Mount Everest!) where you would not run into some squatter who claims to have legitimate rights to be perched there?  And is enabled to do so by this technology.
      Should LENR achieve its promise, it would require a global ‘sit-down’ of all parties (ie all peoples of different areas of the world in their traditional lands) to set very clear and enforceable limits as to what should be allowed (or not) and where and at what times and for how long etc.. etc… as far as campers, trailers, RV’s, cottages, shacks, you name it.
      Without that, I foresee chaos.

      • Agreed.
        I cannot see a problem banning people from crown land and parks, but lakes, oceans, and roadways may be more difficult.
        I would not say disaster.  If people are self sufficient it opens up more jobs to those in need.  It may make a hippy/gypsy/nomad type lifestyle much more appealing though.   

        I think we are overpoliced as it is maybe this will give the police something to do aside from arresting innocents.

        • Over policed is right. Extreme to claim squaters rights though when people have transient power sources. You can’t just sit down anywhere these days because of existing law. We could use some law to divest some of the 21 trillion dollars hidden off shore in the tax havens by the .001 percent who possess it. Those stingy tails would do well to bring this new tech to the needy of the world so they can drill for water and provide electricity for lighting and learning.

  2. The spread of the e-cat into power systems will be made by those with the spare cash to implement it.  This is not the “dependent” class being cultivated in most countries across the world.  They are being told “you have no job, do with less, shrink your carbon footprint, only have one child – or none; and die as early as you can”.  Those willing to sacrifice will be able to get an e-cat powerplant and further reduce their cost of living, perhaps to rebound into a new higher class, but the class with the cash is the rich and mega-rich right now.  It is they who will have the mega-yachts run by e-cats, the mountaintop chateaus with e-cats, the motorcades with hybrid e-cats, and the first e-cat private Lear jets.  Not the common citizen.  Rossi’s first customer (it is rumored) is a military contract, after all.

    Governments will do whatever it takes to perpetuate the current paradigms.  A bureaucracy does not willingly change itself overnight.  Much like the biodiesel industry, or a section of brand-new housing being annexed by a nearby city, I fully expect resistance, taxation, regulation, and suppression by the news media and The Powers That Be which exist in each nation.  The way to succeed is “opt-out”, which is what many citizens have been doing for decades with electricity, water, and self-sustainability in gardening at their homes.  But I foresee electrical inspectors, police raids, federal agent raids, and other annoyances when a person goes “off-grid” abruptly, denying governmental control and revenue.  Electrical e-cat hybrid automobiles?  Try getting the concept past a major car manufacturer CEO.

    This will have to be an independent, grass-roots movement because the governments only understand top-down, central-control, existing grid and distribution systems.

  3. I think the interesting thing will be the political fallout. I think the pro-union dems will split from the genuine enviromentalists. The Environmentalist movement will split amongst the true blue’s and the marxists. The pubs will split amongst the more libertarian and those that protect oil and gas industries.
    Regardless, even if the US doesn’t embrace it, if any significant portion of the planet does we will all benefit when the oil and coal prices plummet. Cost of living will drop. In the short run it will hurt as people employed in those industries lose jobs, but obviously there will be huge benefits later on.
    Pipmonn and Keith, you two sound a bit totalitarian and fascistic. Let people be free and live where they like.  How about if you want to prevent people from living on certain land, buy it first and then you get to decide who lives on it.

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