Rossi's business strategy? Hmmmm...
It's fine to speculate. The real question is what is your business strategy. Each of us have a responsibility to channel this tech into areas of beneficence; which is defined as an act of charity, mercy, and kindness with a strong connotation of doing good to others including moral obligation to all life on the planet as a whole. All of us have the foundational moral imperative of doing right.
Consider that the human race is evolving to become more humane. ASSUMES FACTS NOT IN EVIDENCE, BUT ALSO CONTRARY TO EVIDENCE. So, our inherited 'worldviews' will evolve into a reality that is presently difficult to see or believe possible. Sort of like 'cold fusion' and physics. The predominant view of energy shortage, time limitations and the so justified lack of love/care/creations. That predominant mindset/reality is based on an incomplete understanding of key principles. Theoretical reality has deep meaning worthy of consideration. COMPLETE GOBBLETYGOOK. MEANINGLESS JIBBER JABBER.
Economics is about monetizing (energizing) others. Without this no one creates anything, no one buys anything. No one profits. The economy collapses. Economies are constructs which make up a good portion of our reality. Humans Love to improve our constructs. Most of the Time. If Money is no object. When there is the Energy to do so.
Energy = Time
Do I have the time or energy to care?
Time = Money
Time is Money (I don't have time for care-giving I spend most time making money)
Money = Love
Money to provide modern comforts, education and security all loved ones deserve.
So, in light of this what does Rossi's business plan matter? Go ahead make CMNS energy tech gadgets yourself and give them away... It's perfectly legal to make any patented device if you give it away (in most countries). Think out of the box and change the world.
LENR, ZPE, Graphene, Nanotechnology, Robotics, Virtual IT, Supercomputers, Artificial Intelligence, and Bioengineering. Everyone working in these scientific fields should envision the solution proposed by Dennis Bushnell, bring the issues forward in public forums, and work together to create a world where people do not feel the need to go to war.
The Bushnell Challenge for Advanced Technologies
"How do we create a world where no one wants to make war?" ELIMINATE HUMAN BEINGS.
Think out of the box... Please consider... How VERY Very very important this is.
We know that the health of the individual and humanity as a whole depends on the health of the ecosphere of our home world. We are not separate from nature. In fact, we are part of nature ourselves. Environmental reparation and remediation are the new growth industry (read up and study its recent exponential growth). Energy is a major expense in these projects and, ironically, it is usually of the polluting variety.
Which brings me to the subject of tasking our robots. Will they be tasked with maintaining the health of our ecosphere and preventing harm to it when following the Zeroth Law?
YOU DO KNOW THAT THE ROBOT NOVELS WERE FICTION!
The Zeroth Law is referred to By NASA Langley Chief Scientist in: "Future Strategic Issues/Future Warfare [Circa 2025] Dennis Bushnell – NASA – LENR"
Wiki Laws of RoboticsFirst Law
A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
These form an organizing principle and unifying theme for Asimov's robotic-based fiction, appearing in his Robot series, the stories linked to it, and his Lucky Starr series of young-adult fiction.
The Laws are incorporated into almost all of the positronic robots appearing in his fiction, and cannot be bypassed, being intended as a safety feature.
Many of Asimov's robot-focused stories involve robots behaving in unusual and counter-intuitive ways as an unintended consequence of how the robot applies the Three Laws to the situation in which it finds itself.
The original laws have been altered and elaborated on by Asimov and other authors. Asimov himself made slight modifications to the first three in various books and short stories to further develop how robots would interact with humans and each other.
In later fiction where robots had taken responsibility for government of whole planets and human civilizations, Asimov also added a fourth, or zeroth law, to precede the others:
A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.
"Future Strategic Issues/Future Warfare [Circa 2025]" by Dennis Bushnell 2013
Page 101 “Circa 2025”
• Machines as creative/“smart” as humans “Robotics” the “norm”
• Zeroth order “warstopper” – Binary bio into nation’s agric./food distrib. system (every home/fox hole)
• Next level of concern: Ubiquitous/Cheap micro-to-nano EVERYTHING (sensors, munitions, weapons swarms/hordes)
• Battlefield attrition/CNN syndrome forces U.S. Army to look/act like SOCOM
Page 106 Future “Warfare”
• “Defense” against the “then year” multitudinous conventional and unconventional delivery methods for volumetric and precision munitions is essentially neither doable nor affordable.
• Suggested National Defense Approaches:
– Work Technology, Intel, Diplomacy, SOCOM for detection/interdiction/deflection of the “pre-delivery” phases (causes of war, motivational and decision processes, design and construction, test)
– Work and ADVERTISE a REALLY EFFECTIVE RETRIBUTION to deter delivery (ala MAD).
“War between mass armies weighed down with baroque equipment has become a third world sport. The advanced world, too vulnerable to survive a war of attrition or mass destruction, must learn to conduct its affairs by the Rapier–by the threat or use of small specialized forces exploiting high tempo and strategic surprise” – R. E. Simpkin, “Race to the Swift” – 1985
In the second half of the 1900’s Nuclear/Bio Warfare was “Unthinkable”
In the first half of the 2000’s “conventional” warfare may become so deadly/effective as to become “Unthinkable” (“Killer Aps” available to mitigate the “Causes of War”)
Page 112 Approaches to Countering Group/Individual Deployment of IO/Bio
-Universal inexpensive Web based educ.
– Biomass via sea water irrigation DISCOVERY
– All Source Intel/Fusion/AI Analysis PREEMPTION/RETRIBUTION
– SOF (Foreign)
Page 113 (Usual) Reactions to this Presentation
• Is in the “Too Hard Box”;
• Not being done yet by anyone, therefore, will not be done;
• They would not do that.
We have to Hope they would not do that.
Why go there, since there is no defense against it.
Some Disbelief, but agreement there is too much there to disregard.
gbgoblenote: These are the new tech industries that Bushnell lists as future warfare strategy enablers. These emergent industries MUST accept the responsibility to help transform our dominant world view and take on
The Bushnell Challenge for Advanced Technologies
How do we create a world where no one wants to make war?
Page 4 This presentation is meant to incite thought/ discussion and is based in all cases upon existing data/trends/analyses/technologies. (e.g., NO PIXIE DUST)
It provides, in some cases, a somewhat broader view of prospective developments and issues.
gbgoble- SO IT DOES, YES? Indeed it does…
Page 22 The “Bushnell Challenge”
“In this [Worldwide] economy our ability to create wealth is not bounded by physical limits/resources but by our ability to come up with new ideas.”
However, even “universal wealth” will not obviate the other causes of warfare which include Politics, ”Face” (which include) Religion, Megalomania, and Territorial Disputes.
Page 7 Need to Plan “Differently”
Our World is in the throes of triple/exponential (IT/Bio/Nano) Technological Revolutions.
• Changes occurring at scales of months (instead of decades).
• Zeroth order potential effects upon Defense/Offense equipment/conops/threat.
Page 8 “SPACESHIP EARTH”
The crew are:
– Plundering the ship’s supplies.
– Tinkering with the temperature and life-support controls.
– Still looking for the instruction manual.
– Engaging in bloody skirmishes in every corner of the vessel.
– Increasing the size of the crew by 2 million PER WEEK.
ENERGETICS ACCORDING TO NASA
High Energy Density Materials (HEDM) (Power, Explosives, Propellants)
Tetrahedral N (Isp 600+ sec)
Atomic Born, C, H (Isp 600+ sec)
Metastable He (Isp 1500 sec) • Metallic Hz (Isp 2000 sec)
ISOMERS ( 105 x TNT)
Page 37 Revolutionary Power Generation/Storage Opportunities
• Ultracapacitors • Adv. Fuel Cells (e.g. Lithium/water/air)
• HEDM (e.g. Solid H2, Isomers, antimatter, etc.
• Adv. PV (50%?) • Room Temperature SC/SMES
• C-Nanotube storage of H2 (non-cryo)?
• Offshore Methane Hydrate
• Blacklight power?
Page 57 High Energy Density Materials (HEDM) (Power, Explosives, Propellants)
• Tetrahedral N (Isp 600+ sec)
• Atomic Born, C, H (Isp 600+ sec)
• Metastable He (Isp 1500 sec)
• Metallic Hz (Isp 2000 sec)
• ISOMERS ( 105 x TNT)
- end quote
In addition to my comments above, I think you left out "Live long and prosper." Personally, I think you mistake this planet or reality with one where humans and humanity are perfect angels. Sounds to me that would be a very boring place, something like the Eloi in the Time Machine.