Free energy as in the ether or vacuum energy. Nicola Tesla’s free energy. Magnets have energy, lightning, static shock. These are forms of energy that exist in abundance. Obviously the device to collect this energy may indeed cost something, but then provide more energy than we could ever need. The impact this technology would be for the greater good of all on this planet. When we have this energy source there would be no more fossil fuels to buy. How much money do you think you would save every month when this is possible? No light bills, no gas for your car, you could grow your own food faster than you could eat it, everything would cost less if no one had to pay electricity for their company’s or their company vehicles. So on and so on. These are just a few examples. If you don’t believe……why not?
Please, this is not some idiot asking stupid questions. I will admit i don’t have a degree from MIT or anything. That is why I want good feedback to my question. I can make water boil with a maginifying glass(I know, big deal). But steam engines do work….don’t they. I am just trying to gather information that will help me understand the situation better. I have read a lot about Nicola Tesla and I have reasearched his inventions on the U.S. patent office website. It seems to me he was a genius and was a pioneer in electricity. And that was 120 years ago. Just imagine what could be done now. I guess i am really asking nonjudgmental people who care to help me understand. Thank you all.
Hi your question is valid. First thing though: you cannot produce energy out of nothing. People who say so are charlatans. Also you seem to confuse force and energy. Magnets are a source of magnetic force, which is not equal to energy. Energy is force time distance. So unless someone spends some joules moving the piece of iron in the magnetic force field, a magnet produces no energy.
BUT we could possibly find a source of energy so plentiful that it would be too cheap to meter. I am thinking of nuclear fusion for example or harnessing the complete energy of matter. 1 g of matter can theoretically produce 25 000 Mega-Watts.hour. If we could harness this, energy would become free.
If that was the case though, we could face huge problems: people would start using obscene amount of energy for whimsical reasons. And energy eventually turns to heat. If we were consuming more heat than our globe could radiate back in space, then the globe would heat up.
It would be a boon for space colonization though.
on: 13th April 07