Hope for new generations
Cold Fusion (LENR) is an enabling technology. It opens the door to new opportunities and new hopes. It will restore the vigor of the human spirit born to wonder and explore into new lands and new possibilities. From the dawn of human existence, when faced by imminent extinction, the human spirit sought out new places were existence was more assured and prospects were better. In latter times, when our forefathers suffered from the oppression levied by the stubborn social problems of their birthplace: poverty, economic crises, class oppression, racism, prejudice, and wars, they packed up the rucksacks and headed for their ports of departure to try their luck in a new land with new hopes and opportunities. These places of new hopes and opportunity still exist, but in this modern age we must look upward to realize them.
Cold Fusion will change the economic model of doing business in space by providing the economic leverage and energy surplus to clime into the sky where new possibilities await.
Standing in Houston, Texas in the early 1960s, a young and vibrant President named John F. Kennedy looked skyward and offered a new and hopeful future to his generation. In the middle of a Cold War, in the heart of a time when the threat of total annihilation loomed over the heads of everyone, he dared to challenge those listening to take on a higher goal. Rather than succumb to the darkness and fear, he held out light, and rather than cast what was in reality a technological face off into the mix of that shadow war, he held it aloft, a beacon to all who could hear and understand what he meant. At just the time when it seemed there was no choice but the continuation of a pointless global wrestling match which at any moment could result in the end for all, he spoke of choices.
“We choose to go to the Moon. We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too…”
Today we must ask ourselves again to face that noble challenge. What kind of tomorrow do we want for our lives and to give to our kids? Thanks to Cold Fusion, a new choice stands before us.
A better future is not certain if we do not reach for it.
Our first possible choice, and the one lots of folks sometimes seem to believe is inevitable, is the worst. It’s what will happen if we keep on rolling along and do nothing about conserving our natural resources and descend into materialism and stagnation of the spirit . It is a dark dystopian image, a apocalyptic vision, the result of a time when all the world’s cultures rush to create consumer societies such as those as now exists in Europe, Japan and the USA. Eventually our excesses exceed our limits and we end up with a polluted and stripped world whose environment collapses, bringing down whole societies, leading to war, famine, the end of global culture, and the dawn of a new dark age.
Our second choice is to attempt to sustain the human race on this one world through rationing of resources – at the cost of personal freedom and accomplishment- as we anesthetize ourselves with virtual realities and sensory distortions and illusions… Under the heavy hand of global Big Brother, our lives, actions, and even our very thoughts will be monitored and controlled. Imagination and innovation will be seen as threats to order and safety. Risk will be avoided at all cost. Our lives will eventually
become so physically and intellectually passive that we finally load ourselves into banks of virtual electronic realities and pass the eons in a bliss of pretend adventures and paradises uncounted to await some global catastrophe such as an asteroid strike or plague sending us into oblivion.
Or there’s the third choice, opening the High Frontier of space and breaking out into the galaxy. Celebrating the spirit of exploration and individuality, we begin to truly explore and open the space around us to human settlement…
Editors note: This piece was recently gleaned from an obscure listserve, posted by an anonymous source. It’s an example of why cold fusion is important to so many and perhaps for those cynics among us it points to why this discovery has for so long been the target of a determine effort to discredit it and everyone associated with it. The prevalence of anonymity illustrates the fear that has been foisted upon this field.
Thanks anonymous for these thoughts, one day soon you might dare to come out into the light of day.
Just maybe there is a ray of hope in the form of a Black Swan….