Subject to agreement, it seems that we may be able to boost the numbers of society members. There are 3 different groups, the ISCMNS is the biggest, the SFNMC in France is the second largest and the Japanese group the smallest at around 50 members. By at some level forming an alliance, each society would be able to claim almost 400 members. I would like to remind LENR-forum members here that it would help the field if we were able to grow this number to 500, and perhaps Pete who is ISCMNS membership secretary could post details here. I will also create a thread with information about the new structure of the society.
We had an 8AM meeting of the ISCMNS today, chaired by Lynn Bowen to discuss methods of increasing public and scientific community support for the field. One of the things that we discussed was 'objectives' and one of several suggestion for this came from Frank Gordon.
Key Objective "To provide lowest-cost abundant and sustainable green energy to the world.
This green energy:- Does not produce CO2.
Does not produce hazardous waste.
Does not produce dangerous radiation.
Does not require exotic materials.
It will supply green energy to the whole world.
Part of this new strategy will involve paying increased attention to social media, which has aroused some disagreement. But for example, George Egely makes regular presentations on YouTube in Hungarian. He has somewhere between 50k and 200k regular viewers, uses the channel to raise micro-donations and it has created a pool of 20 or so volunteers who work in his lab -people with not only skills but who care for the future of our planet. So it is obvious that social media is important for increasing public awareness and acceptance of cold fusion.
An old controversy reared it's head at this mornings meeting. What to call the science? There are those who are in favour of reverting to the use of 'cold fusion', those who like the Anthropocene tag 'solid state fusion' and those who want no change. I am proposing another meeting at 8 am tomorrow to discuss this topic, which certainly creates excess heat.