There’s a place on the New Energy frontier for us ordinary citizens—whether it be presenting educational DVDs to our neighbors or supporting a worthy effort such as Dr. Steven Greer’s latest high-profile project www.theorionproject.org. (The Orion Project aims to raise $3 million to lease a well-equipped research facility and bring a core group of brilliant inventors together with technical staff for a year or more. The goal is “to develop the first consumer-friendly, non-polluting, sustainable free energy generator.”)
Today I’ll tell you about a little-known proposal for another international project that also deserves widespread support. The proposal for an Extreme Science Foundation and its XS-NRG prize is a project that for years has been waiting for the right people with the skills to organize it, build a proper web site, publicize the prize, monitor any accumulating funds and put the project on the world map. A goal is to clear up the question of whether inventors’ claims will pass rigorous testing.
First, the news about this summer’s New Energy gatherings: The TeslaTech conference (www.teslatech.info or phone 520-463-1994) will be in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this year instead of its accustomed site in Utah. The dates are July 31 to August 3 and cost to attendees is $299.
In June, look to the East coast for a major gathering of inventors and the public as a larger-scale followup to last summer’s Advanced Energy Technology Colloquium. This 2008 Alternative Energy Partnership Conference (AEPC 2008) will be June 28-29 at Jarboe’s Mill, 29880 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, Maryland, and live on the Internet (call-in phone numbers are 301-357-0431 for Channel 1 and 202-494-5743 for Channel 2. See www.green-salon.org for more details).
AEPC 2008 is an outdoor weekend venue for independent researchers and inventors to demonstrate their advanced energy and/or healing technologies in a safe environment, and is free of charge to both presenters and the public. A local county commissioner, Larry Jarboe, is sponsoring the event. He’s a good example of citizen involvement—in hydrogen and electric vehicle research as well as sustainable communities.
No formal RSVPs are requested, since AEPC is an informal network of inventors, researchers, and activists who support full-scale implementation of advanced energy technologies. It’s also an opportunity for inventors and researchers to do funding deals to bring advanced energy technologies into full-scale production, and to show the public what’s available.
The plan is that Jarboe’s Mill will remain open following AEPC 2008 through the end of August, to provide a location in the D.C. area to showcase technologies as they are made available for demonstration. To make arrangements inventors can contact Larry Jarboe at 240-577-1240.
Todd Hathaway and Nora Maccoby of Potomac Sustainable Communities Initiative hosted last summer’s precursor event, and Todd tells me the open-sourced hydroxy gas technology of Bob Boyce is being tested in a road rally (this is written in April), and the Jarboe’s Mill event is expected to have a practical demonstration of a Boyce resonance drive system, engineered to preproduction standard and fitted to a running Toyota Prius.
Bottom line: the estimated output of Boyce’s 100-cell unit is enough to run the Prius without having to fuel the vehicle. Hathaway says Bob Boyce has open-sourced the technology well enough that it can be independently replicated at other locations.
“His willingness to open-source an incredibly valuable technology may prove to be the first advanced energy technology to successfully make it into mainstream consciousness, as we have materials for ten units total—four of which will remain with Bob and two colleagues and six of which will be distributed to different locations in the U.S. for live demonstrations and public scrutiny.”
Open sourcing means the technology idea is given to the world. So at the end of June when viewing the hydroxy-fueled car in person I expect to join in Hathaway’s feeling of celebration that “the game is over—advanced energy technologies are now available to the public, thanks to Bob Boyce and those who supported his research over the years.”
To help make certain that several of his hydrogen-booster and resonance-drive units will be demonstrated at AEPC 2008, his supporters have emptied their pockets and they request our donations for Bob Boyce’s R&D project— via Paypal to bobboyceh2o@yahoo. com.
The topic of donations brings us back to the proposal for an Extreme Science Foundation (XSF) and its XS-NRG prize. The man who years ago came up with the idea is a professional engineer who believes that successful unconventional “free energy” experimental devices exist although they have not been adequately proven to the mainstream science community. He is convinced that the act of undeniably proving to the world the existence of such inventions is all it would take, in the current circumstances on earth, to usher a new era in human evolution.
As a well-traveled specialist in the electric power industry, his viewpoint is that there is one sure route to recognition—getting the unconventional systems tested publicly by acknowledged experts without any business-deal strings attached to the process. Further, he has for years been pointing out that the act of giving you and me and our brothers and sisters an opportunity to contribute our small donations can raise public awareness in itself. So he is looking for someone of proven integrity and knowledge to set up a transparent accounting system and probably a trust fund, so that every dollar donated can be publicly followed on its path.
He doesn’t want the suggested foundation to center around himself; in fact he is prepared to hand the project over to an appropriate nonprofit organization. The New Energy Movement (www.newenergymovement.org) pledged its willingness but would have to have more resources on hand. Needed are persons skilled in specialties such as accounting and high-level public relations and with time to spare, as well as funding for full-time overseeing of pledged funds and administration of the project. A volunteer capable of setting up a world-class project even before funding is available would be ideal.
My preference, since I admire his dedication, would be to tell you about the man who came up with the idea for an XS-NRG prize—more than just the facts that I have known him and his wife for years and have seen their integrity in action in various circumstances. However, for valid employment-related reasons he insists on staying out of the spotlight personally so I’ll just call him Vlad, as he is known on his web site.
Vlad would be the first to tell you that he doesn’t have the specialized communications skills or even the supply of tact required to set up a foundation and publicize such a potentially world-changing inventor-prize campaign. In his spare time he runs a new-energy news site to educate the general public that the unconventional energy research exists, and “it is not just self deluded pseudo-scientists or con-men, but a serious quest by honest and highly trained, down to earth, but open minded individuals.”
When he began it in 2001, the web site www.zpenergy.com was the first open-access type of news-portal dedicated to the fuel-less energy topic. It has been lightly moderated—only to keep postings on topic. The site focuses on research and technologies related to what is called zero-point or vacuum energy with the intention of connecting inventors with those who can help in one way or another with bringing revolutionary technologies to the marketplace.
Hundreds of news articles about alleged working free-energy devices were posted and commented on ZPEnergy.com. Private correspondence and feedback showed Vlad that many more claims are out there, but their inventors want to or are forced to remain anonymous. Vlad has not personally pursued these claims he was made aware of. A full-time professional career and regularly updating the web site leaves little time for his wife and son as it is.
Let’s look at his thinking, as expressed in conversations, on what must be done to get the “free energy” movement out of its current gridlock. The first step is to convince the inventors who have the most reasonable claims about working more-output-than-input devices.
After securing inventors’ cooperation, the next step is to involve the mainstream science community in order to get the necessary credibility. Vlad proposes the international nonprofit organization which he refers to as the Xtreme Science Foundation “to carry out independent, objective, unbiased and widely accepted scientific validation of private research in the field of new energy technologies—research that most of the present scientific community and media would otherwise consider an unacceptable departure from conventional thinking.”
“Once a working over-unity (more output than can be accounted for by conventionally known input) device is identified, it would be enough of a lure for the scientists to take the challenge and test it. Certainly, our goal is to have scientists from all over the world joining the foundation, since we expect similar devices to pop up in many parts of the world once everybody gains confidence in the foundation’s noble scope, fairness and professional integrity.”
The foundation would reward the successful inventor financially by giving a significant XS-NRG Prize, and also promote the revolutionary technologies that prove to significantly contribute to humankind and the planet.
Innovative fundraising—donations from citizens—would finance the testing and the prize. The plan is that funds will accumulate for predetermined time, perhaps two years, for example, in an escrow account managed by a reputable financial institution. If the legal conditions for awarding the XS-NRG prize money to the winner or winners are not met after that time is up, funds will revert to their lawful owners, less some agreed-upon prorated percentage to cover approved expenses—the foundation’s operating funds.
“The funds will be managed in the open, and all important decisions will be made in a democratic manner based on participants’ input. Given the fact that many consider the chances for the prize to be won are slim, there will be little fear around pledging quite a lot of money for ‘show off’ reasons.”
Validation tests could be conducted by several independent reputable university or industrial, government or private laboratories selected from those willing to participate in a historic, public-demanded challenge. The labs must agree to a testing protocol with each inventor, sign a non-disclosure agreement and agree to widely publish the results of the tests—positive or negative— soon after completion.
The operating fund would also cover candidates’ expenses during the testing. Candidates would only have to agree to wide publication of the test results, passed or failed. Inventors would each choose whether or not they want to disclose any other information about themselves or their technology.
Vlad doesn’t want any other obligations to come between the inventors and the XSF administrators concerning the future of the technologies. Successful inventions will trigger international interest and inventors could use their newly-acquired status and wealth to further develop their invention as they wish. Vlad knows many inventors won’t accept official scientific public testing unless protection of their patenting rights are guaranteed and a there are “no strings attached” to the testing—no signing of a business contract. The goal of the XS Foundation and its XS-NRG prize is to prove or disprove to science and the general public the truth behind the extraordinary claims for breakthrough energy devices. Vlad points out that the potential positive impact if just one of them turns out to be real is so great that we cannot afford to ignore them. In fact, he says activists and scientists have an urgent duty to explore the slightest chance that a claim is real. The web site XtremeScienceFoundation.org has been secured and is available for whoever wants to take the challenge of building it professionally.
I believe the world’s need for clean decentralized low-cost abundant power is big enough for all the efforts such as Orion Project, New Energy Movement, Potomac Sustainable Communities Initiative, Vlad’s proposal at www.zpenergy.com and other foundations and institutes that sincerely intend to make it happen. Each has a different approach to the challenge of freeing us to build a higher civilization.