|Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001
The closed loop process was developed by John Bedini, and I played a small part in it, working with him. I was able to explain the exact mechanism after some effort; the mechanism is quite novel and puzzling.
Consequently, Bedini and I filed a joint patent application on the process itself, with his group and our group each allowed full use of the process on our various developments.
Bedini has actually accomplished the process in several laboratory bench systems (experimental), and yes, it really does work.
I will include this mechanism in my forthcoming book, Energy from the Vacuum: Concepts and Principles, to be published in 2002 by World Scientific. My intention with this book is to turn the young grad students and serious scientific researchers loose in extracting EM energy from the vacuum. We will have sufficient with our MEG and the close loop process to take care of ourselves and our colleagues; but the energy situation must be solved rather quickly, else the world is just going to stay plunged in war. I'm convinced that a modern economy is only possible when one has cheap electrical energy (and also when that energy is relatively immune to wholesale destruction or intervention, as by organized terrorism). The day of the giant centralized grid is finished; as an example: About 30% of the domestic oil of the U.S. flows through a single above ground pipeline in Alaska, 800 miles long. A high-powered rifle bullet will penetrate it (this actually happened not long ago). Terrorists with some C4 explosive and a timer could easily rupture the pipeline in several places simultaneously, and there would be a devil of a time spent in repairing it, if ever.
Also, some 18% or so of the U.S. domestic oil comes from the offshore rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. Down a single state 2-lane highway (old thing) in Louisiana, to one port, there passes some 1,000 18-wheeler trucks a day, often in traffic paralyzed for miles. This traffic carries the workers, pipe, and supplies for those rigs offshore. Blow a couple of bridges (the beast is only a few feet above sea level anyway, and sometimes is under water), and a huge snarl would erupt for days and days. There's also some 20,000 miles of pipeline there in the Gulf, to bring the oil ashore. As you can see, easily interdicted.
Most substations are deadly vulnerable, right by the side of a road. Drive by in the wee morning hours, toss a C4 charge with timer in there, and 2 hours later that substation is destroyed. Meanwhile, the perpetrator is many miles away, in a far different location.
Here in Alabama, we are in TVA land, with dams on the Tennessee River providing cheap power. Fine, but the dams are vulnerable as all get-out. Also, mile after mile of high voltage lines on towers spans the forests and low mountains. Easily massively interdicted by terrorists.
Everywhere one looks, the present power system infrastructure is absolutely vulnerable. One needs only point out that pipelines (either oil or natural gas) run for miles and miles, in clearly marked cleared routes. A few guys with hole-diggers and C4 with timers, can do untold havoc.
One can see the point. Depending on who makes the estimate, there are from 15,000 to 30,000 terrorist teams or potential teams already in country in the U.S. Many with the explosives (and chemicals, and even biological warfare weapons). The Russians long ago spirited in actual nuclear weapons, some up to 40 KT, hiding them in our large cities. The Spetznaz teams are also already in here, waiting for the call to blow things up. Read Lunev's book; he tells you some of the ways the former Soviet Union introduced the weapons.
Other hostile nations have also inserted professional terrorist teams with weaponry, including weapons of mass destruction. Smallpox alone, if unleashed in a single major city anywhere on Earth, will eventually kill some 2 billion persons -- nearly one-third the human population.
In strategic war, the first phase is to deliver the strategic weapons on site. They DON'T have to be exploded immediately.
The first phase of World War III has already been accomplished.
Now you can see why I'm so pessimistic on the "giant set of grids" infrastructure of our power system. Centralized power of that kind is just far too vulnerable. There's another adage in warfare: if something is deadly vulnerable, eventually one's foes will take advantage of it and strike it.
So I see the development of decentralized power systems, requiring no fuel except energy from the vacuum, as being absolutely required if we are even to survive as a nation through this decade.
Subject: Re: Fwd: RE: Question for Dr. Bearden
Dear dr. Bearden!
Thanks for prompt and interesting reply, which (I think)
brought me a little step forward!
Btw, you have told us on your web site that have the solution to the
closed-loop version (feedback from the output, no external input) of the MEG.
Does this mean that you have actually made it work in the laboratory
(if so -- a truly giant scientific leap!) , or that it is only on paper as of