3rd September 2011 05:22
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Re: What technologies, activities or concepts will be made obsolete by Free Energy
I can't see why fear of Free Energy has a place at all. At least pragmatically it has its place, obviously, since people seem to resent it, but I cannot really see how fear of free energy can merit the place it does have. It's about time people stopped pandering to the childish and neurotic fears of 'most people'. We see everyday older people being dragged kicking and screaming into the internet age, well we should bloody well drag them kicking and screaming into the free energy age as well. We could save a lot of time pushing them in rather than watching them forever dipping their toe.
Of course, the biggest obstacle would be those who stand to lose money simply because what gives them money has become obsolete. They are the few, but the moral and financial cowardice of those pesky 'most people' are their greatest allies in suppressing things like free energy and anything else which questions their power structure.
It's as Planck said (I saw the quote on your website, WF) "a new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it." — except how many of us will be sick to the back teeth of waiting when we've waited for every last one of these hunter-gatherers to die out?
Incidentally, the thought struck me that free energy might open the world up to a whole new development in 'communal parenting'. If people didn't have to scrape and scrounge to look after their children (even the richest of us scraping and scrounging, just in a way that has yielded more) then people would suddenly find themselves opening up to ideas like the next generation being everybody's responsibility, not just the insular responsibility of the two who produced each child. When every child can call every adult a 'godfather' of sorts, children will grow up not only more balanced and level-headed, but also having known more love and care than children at present do (it's a sorry fact that some children's entire lives can be mired in misfortune for the simple bad luck of having two parents who, seeming to consider procreation nothing more than a biological fact, pay their children little attention and give them little affection.
All things are subject to intepretation, and whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
— Friedrich Nietzsche
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3rd September 2011 07:02
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