My name is Bruce Fast,
I am a software engineer and inventor with seven patents to my name. Ever since Ponds and Fleischman announced cold fusion back in 1989, I have suspected that their technology had more to offer than was understood. I kept seeing their technology pop up. There was a report some years later in Popular Science. A lab at Lawrence Livermore Labs blew up in the “cold fusion lab”. I discovered lenr-canr.org. There was clearly a lot more to cold fusion than meets the eye.
I watch science sites daily. There are a half-dozen sites that I check daily, including lenr-canr.org even though it is a very slow-moving site. And there it was, Rossi showing off his energy catalyzer. I got a bit excited, but I also said, “maybe”. The next thing I know he presents it for 18 hours. However the person who studied it, Giuseppe Levi, was clearly a friend. Though Dr. Levi made a good case when he responded to the hoax question by saying that as a young professor with a career ahead of him, why would he waste it on a hoax. A good point — but. Then on March 29,2011, Dr. Hanno Essén, of the Swedish Skeptics Society and Sven Kullander chairman of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science’ Energy Committee were given virtually free reign to study the energy catalyzer. (They were not invited to see the internals of the Rossi e-cat itself, but were invited to poke and prod through everything else.) Their findings were clear, that no known chemical process could produce the 25kw/h of heat that came out of this tiny thing during the next six hours.
As a technically astute inventor, I began to see the possibilities. This little engine was going to change everything! Everything! Energy was obsolete, global warming was obsolete! I could clearly envision how air travel, cars, houses, recreational vehicles, were all going to be transformed. I could see that electrical grids, oil, natural gas, coal, wind power, hydroelectric was all obsolete. I could see that there would be significant social interruption. Whole countries would suffer. However, third world countries would be freed from much of the restrictions that their lack of infrastructure is producing. I could see that some technologies would blossom: green housing would free the world to grow anything locally, anywhere. Water purification and desalination would transform the same deserts that would be starved because their oil was useless. The cost of living everywhere would drop precipitously. My own monthly costs will be directly affected by about $600 per month! Rossi’s e-cat will be revolutionary, transformational!
I believed that I had something to add to this conversation at its earliest stages. Everyone was discussing how this technology worked, or if this technology worked. There was no discussion of what difference it would make. I dared to believe that not only could I show the world what difference it would make, but that as an early voice I may be able to influence that difference. I dared to hope that industry and governments would listen to me, for instance, as I discussed the value of standardizing this technology — making rossi generators interchangeable. Yes, I even dared to believe that I could convince people to call this thing a rossi rather than an e-cat, not that it makes much difference.
So I intend to update this blog with one entry most every weekday for a little while. Each entry, of course, will allow for discussion. I don’t have to be right.