E-Cat World recently commented on the video released by Barry Simon of his visit to MIT and his subsequent comments. He reflected on his visit by saying “I’m going to get off my computer chair and try to do something about this. There are cold fusion machines surfacing all over the world. It’s not a matter of if it’s going to happen, it’s a matter of when it’s going to happen. To all you politicians out there, ninety some percent of us want this to happen, we don’t want an oil-base economy. To all you reporters out there, why aren’t you covering this? Educate yourself because something is happening every week now. Cold fusion has already given me something, I don’t have to wait any longer – cold fusion has given me hope.”
Bold sentiments indeed! There are undoubtedly many followers of cold fusion and LENR who are feeling similar frustrations at the slow pace of change and the lack of information filtering through. Andrea Rossi is just one of many researchers and inventors who are working to find a new way of extracting energy from matter. Many of the sites set up, such as E-Cat World, as born out of the natural desire to learn about something new and exciting and share it with others. As the article on E-Cat World states, “The miracle of the Internet is that you don’t have to be in a position of power or wealth to communicate something with the world, all you need is a connection. Still, there are plenty of obstacles facing one person in a world of billions in getting a message out. The weight of prevailing wisdom is great, and entrenched thinking is hard to change.”
They go on to speak of “a gradual thaw in the glacier of indifference to the topic”, something that can only come about through increasing evidence, awareness and acceptance. How long this is going to take is difficult to predict. It could be likened to the proverbial piece of string. Media coverage continues to be confined largely to the margins with web sites, ourselves included, eager to promote any significant news item that surfaces. The hope is that, by a natural process of research and reporting, interest in the subject will grow to such an extent that more and more people deem it worthy of investigation. We see it more as a case of supply and demand.