The World of Free Energy
By Peter Lindemann, D.Sc.March 1, 2001In the late 1880's, trade journals in the electrical sciences werepredicting "free electricity" in the near future. Incrediblediscoveries about the nature of electricity were becomingcommon place. Nikola Tesla was demonstrating "wirelesslighting" and other wonders associated with high frequencycurrents. There was an excitement about the future like never before.Within 20 years, there would be automobiles, airplanes,movies, recorded music, telephones, radio, and practicalcameras. The Victorian Age was giving way to somethingtotally new. For the first time in history, common people wereencouraged to envision a utopian future, filled with abundantmodern transportation and communication, as well as jobs,housing and food for everyone. Disease would be conquered,and so would poverty. Life was getting better, and this time,everyone was going to get "a piece of the pie." So, whathappened? In the midst of this technological explosion, wheredid the energy breakthroughs go? Was all of this excitementabout "free electricity", which happened just before thebeginning of the last century, all just wishful thinking that "realscience" eventually disproved?
Current State of Technology
Actually, the answer to that question is NO. In fact, the oppositeis true. Spectacular energy technologies were developed rightalong with the other breakthroughs. Since that time, multiplemethods for producing vast amounts of energy at extremely lowcost have been developed. None of these technologies havemade it to the "open" consumer market as an article of commerce, however. Exactly why this is true will be discussedshortly. But first, I would like to describe to you a short list of