***Then , NO, I am not confusing those comments. You just said it again: If what he has is real... " IF the e-cat was actually what Rossi claims it is," That would mean he actually HAS something, and it is potentially worth $Billions and could change world history. But your concern is that he's operating stuff without licenses. That's pretty damned classic nit picking.
You misunderstand. Operating without a license is the least of it. If the claim is true, he is operating a completely unknown nuclear reactor that he knows is dangerous, and that he knows is untested. He is operating it at such high power levels it would be dangerous even if it were a conventional boiler. This is an extraordinarily reckless thing to do. It is stupid. It is criminal. An accident would land him in prison. Why should he take this risk, when he could easily earn billions of dollars by conducting his business by normal means, following the laws and regulations? It makes no sense.
This is not nitpicking. We are saying that if the claims are true, he could easily make billions but instead he is inviting catastrophe in a suicidal test that will make trivial sums of money at best.
But keep in mind that IF (there's that big word again, and I have no doubt that you will not address any conditionals I pose to you, but that's another story) If --again I say IF---IF IF what he has is real then he will disrupt hundreds of billions of dollars of business, well actually $trillions, and all those interests are lined up to take this thing from him. So, such a businessman would be RIGHTFULLY paranoid. One of the greatest businessmen on the planet said "Only the paranoid survive".
Andrew Grove said that. He was a genius but many other businessmen disagreed. Most of them do not act paranoid. There is no benefit to acting paranoid, and absolutely no benefit to actually being paranoid (not just acting like it). If Rossi has what he claims, he should have shown it to IH. He would have hundreds of millions by now, and billions in a few years. He told me he wants $100 million and he doesn't care about more money than that. Perhaps he was lying. But at his age, it is not likely he will live long enough to make $130 billion like Bezos, so he might as well settle for $10 billion or so. If he wants the money he should stop screwing around with preposterous schemes to sell heat at a 20% discount to a handful of Very Stupid People.
He should partner with knowledgeable people and let them disrupt business. That is easier than you might think. Read the history of disruptions and you will see the techniques. Big companies seldom respond to disruption before it is too late to stop it. That is why big companies seldom last longer 50 to 100 years. The biggest of the big from the early 20th century are mostly gone. The Pennsylvania Railroad, AT&T, General Motors all went bankrupt after less than a century. Only the names remain. IBM almost went bankrupt in the late 1980s. The coal companies that formerly dominated energy as "King Coal" will soon be bankrupt.