Thursday, January 24, 2013

The New World of Free Energy

In the early 1900s, a well-known Serbian inventor-turned-American embarked on the project of his life - the wireless transmission of electromagnetic and high frequency waves. To fund his ambitious project, he turned to the foremost financial wizard of this day, J.P. Morgan.

The inventor was the great Nikola Tesla, whose work in the transmission of electricity and the a/c motor was among the most important scientific achievements ever, and Morgan had a keen eye for a good investment, but ... wireless transmission of energy? He couldn't charge for that, and pulled the plug on Tesla's funding.

It's been a similar story ever since - a promising and sustainable alternative to oil and coal gains some headway and suddenly the lab is burned down or the scientist dies in a strange accident or the media ridicules him. And we are forced to continue with the destructive technology controlled by the sick powerful.

It's a pattern that needs to come to an end.

The New World of Free Energy, today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Hope for a Better Society

Welcome to Thinking with Somebody Else's Head. Martin Luther King foretold of a promised land. Thoreau wrote of a transcendent time when wise men would ennoble the population. Thomas More dreamed his utopia. Lennon imagined all the people living life in peace.

The dream of a better society doesn't easily vacate the human heart. In all ages, from all continents, come dreamers with their inner vision turned outward or upward, hopeful of a time when all men and women would be free. And this vision has been sanctified in documents and constitutions and even poetry.

Mystics and prophets and artists have convoked and lamented. And we should ask, "Why?"  Why does this impossible dream persist? Perhaps because we, all of us, know, in our quiet moments, in the deepest parts of our souls, that it's not impossible. That, as Blake wrote, we should "live in eternity's sunrise."

Hope for a better society, today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head.

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