When I was a young adult the message was clear, “go into computers, that’s where the money is”. Turns out, that’s where my desire and talent was, so that’s what I did. But when Rossi’s energy catalyzer is discovered by the world, what careers will blossom? I can think of two.
The first is the mechanical engineer. Thermodynamics, of course, is going to be big. There will be a lot of engineering around heat to motion and heat to electricity conversion. But the secondary spin-offs in mechanical engineering will be huge as well. Of course cars and planes will have to be re-engineered. So will lawn mowers, home power systems, portable generators, outboard motors, and on and on. The industrial applications will be just as huge. But the third wave will be the stuff that just doesn’t make sense in our energy-expensive world. Will flying cars be possible? Will hovercrafts take off? What of robots? Its hard to say what will change, but a lot of it will require mechanical engineering.
The second is physics. This technology is going to create a buzz in the physics world. How does it work? But the whole world of low energy nuclear reactions will be experimented with every which way. Is there a more effective model than nickel + hydrogen? Is there an LENR model that produces electricity directly? Can a smaller LENR be produced allowing smaller devices to be directly powered. And what about all of the other phenomena that have been rejected as a knee-jerk like LENR has been? Is there a possibility that there is something to any of these things. There will be a period of time when the world of physics will be more willing to listen than they are now. However, that window will close, and not long after there is a dry spell where no new discoveries pop up.
I am interested in hearing if there are more careers that will blossom in response to the Rossi. I am also interested in thoughts you may have about the two careers discussed here.