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Old 10-11-2019, 10:53 PM
 
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The US Navy is leading the way by filing patents for strange sci-fi technology.

The Drive Article 9th Oct 2019

This could change the world by bringing low cost and convenient power to all. We have been searching for fusion power for ages but no-one has been able to maintain the plasma generation for longer than a few minutes or seconds in the past. Now it looks as if things might have changed in spite of what current science says.

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At the same time, nearly every physicist we have talked to thinks all of these patents are beyond the realm of known physics and are almost laughable in terms of viability.
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With all this in mind, is the Navy building some sort of incredible craft based on science that remains foreign to the larger scientific community? Did they already do this years ago and are just slowly lifting the veil now? Are they clumsily trying to emulate what their pilots are seeing in the field, but can not yet fully explain? Could these patents just represent gross mismanagement of resources on the Navy's behalf? Or is this all some sort of elaborate disinformation play by the Navy‚ÄĒone that seems to have emerged right in step the rise of major peer-state competition from the likes of Russia and China, and the biggest expansion of advanced aerospace development programs in decades?
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Old 10-12-2019, 01:02 AM
 
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If it succeeds,it will be a great contribution to the world.
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Old 10-15-2019, 05:58 AM
 
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The government does not need cheap electricity, especially free! Let's be realistic.
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Old 10-15-2019, 03:35 PM
 
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Filing a patent application is not the same thing as having a practical application.
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Old 10-19-2019, 10:49 AM
 
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This doesnt mean it will ever be available to the general public though.


The patent office has authority to suppress technology or inventions, there are specific criteria they use to determine whether to suppress or not (INvention Secrecy Act).


The patent office claims since the Invention Secrecy Act was created, it has led to over 50,000 inventions/technologies to be suppressed.
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Old 10-21-2019, 05:40 AM
 
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This doesnt mean it will ever be available to the general public though.
The patent office has authority to suppress technology or inventions, there are specific criteria they use to determine whether to suppress or not (INvention Secrecy Act).
It is not exactly secret. I think having the patent viewable by the public is pretty 'public' dont you?
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Old 10-22-2019, 12:21 AM
 
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It is not exactly secret. I think having the patent viewable by the public is pretty 'public' dont you?
It might be viewable, but just try to go ahead and make one, or better, try to market and sell them...and see what happens!


There are a few places online where you can search some of the patents that the Invention Secrecy Act has been used to suppress, some even go into great detail about the invention/technology, but you cant actually use it or do anything productive with it.
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Old 10-23-2019, 02:08 AM
 
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It would be enough to have the information in the public domain. If there was a patent for making free energy and it was not full of expensive and hard-to-find pieces (like element 115 for example), dont you think that people would make one up for themselves?

Then, maybe they would make up a product using this form of technology inside it as a component, or change the design or even take it to another country and create it there and sell it. That has been done many times to get around patents and it is difficult to police and prosecute in other countries.

There is a guy who made a nuclear generator in his garage when he was younger. Cannot remember his name now.
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Old 10-23-2019, 12:44 PM
 
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Old 10-23-2019, 01:55 PM
 
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There is a guy who made a nuclear generator in his garage when he was younger. Cannot remember his name now.
Are you thinking of the kid who collected up a bunch of smoke detectors for the tiny amount of radioactive material in each? All he created was a huge contaminated mess (a "hot mess" for sure) and a giant bill for the cleanup.
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