With one critical difference. That was science fiction and fantasy. This is real.
Sorry Jed, until it is proven with a great deal of certainty, these predictions will remain science fiction, or perhaps worse, futurism. Like the talking head futurists who expound on bizzarre applications of technology many years in the future. I always thought of that stuff as more mental masturbation, interesting, but not as important as the scientific tasks at hand, like actually proving LENR. Everyone might not have appreciated ahead of time the nuances of cell phones, but guess what, they were developed none the less. Brillouin hiring another independent verification lab seems to me the best chance of getting a LENR proof done right now (I used to think it was BLP). Sorry, 20 year old LENR-CANR.org data doesn't cut it for me.