A recent email from Ed Storms caught my eye, it was part of a group discussion about the need for LENR to attract more attention, and thus more cash. How might this be achieved, and would it be useful to try? Ed would be interested on our ideas (as would Anthropocene I think)
How would you propose to make LENR more glamorous? This is already one of the most important modern discoveries showing an amazing relationship between chemistry and nuclear physics. It's the only source of energy on which the survival of modern civilisation can rely. It's the only source of energy that could make every county independent of the oil-gas cartel. The potential glamour is already huge. Something besides glamour seems to be missing.
Actually, the self-interest by the political structure to make this energy available is lacking. The academics have no self-interest to admit they have been wrong about how a chemical structure can interact with the nucleus. The people involved in the huge hot fusion program and all the users of gas and oil do not want the competition. The people in the field itself are not interested in working together to solve the mystery.
So, where is this glamour to come from? Who is willing to carry the torch? Who is willing to step forward and say publicly without ambiguity that LENR is real and important? Are you? If so, I suggest a letter be sent to the editor of the NY Times signed by well-known industrialists and scientists stating that LENR is real, is important, and needs government support before it's too late. You might mention this situation is much like the need to make an atom bomb before Germany mastered the skill. After all, if another country mastered LENR, giving them the ability to make all the energy they needed without cost or limit, how would that affect the economy of the USA?
We are no longer in a game between the ignorant skeptics and a few dreamers. The stakes are huge. We need to take charge of making LENR understood and accepted by the general public. This can only be done through the media while using bold statements. What do you think of this idea?