“In retrospect, all surprises are causal”
This is a very wise statement, I created it for a presentation of the influential book “Black Swan” and I understand it only, say, 85%.
At my age it is not surprising that
- I am not more shocked by surprises;
- I well know that surprises are vital for both victory and creativity; humor is a pleasant form of surprise;
- I have accepted that a form of Pareto’s Law governs surprises, 80% of them are bad and 20% neutral or good;
- Surprises have a splendid mathematical theory by Itti and Baldi, see: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0893608009003256
- In essence surprises happen only when Nature acts faster than we can think; therefore Scouts and good researchers are instructed to practice anticipative thinking, to be prepared.
The tortuous ways of our scientific field - see again my “Metaphor history of LENR” - were full with surprises, more negative than Pareto predicts. However, a rather rational geography of LENR was developed and symposia, including ICCF’s were organized mainly by the greatest contributors.
The great surprise is that the dream of technology oriented LENR-ists like me, will become reality first in Greece a country absent from the LENR world map a year ago.
Geography is destiny- in retrospect this can be easily explained. Greece is a country of genius, the cradle of the European civilization. The ancient Greeks had perhaps the last friendly religion; their Gods were hybridizable with humans of both sexes (and even more) and were not completely immune to a bit of corruption. Greece was a place where surprising inventions were made, please see e.g.:
It is regrettable that that the ancient Greeks have not used the opportunity to generalize their findings, to formulate the Scientific Method and to build a world based on technology. After a world of light the Dark Ages came and who knows when will they end completely?!
Thanks to Goddess Athena- at least technology is again free and flourishing. The descendants of the ancient Greeks had plenty of time, more than 2500 years to be excellent technologists and engineers- and Fast Company Defkalion Green Technologies has surprised us all. A very pleasant surprise, reading about their techno-deeds converts chronos in kairos.
An other subject, age is destiny too and determines what I can do. Allow me please to use recent or future events for exemplifications.
Athanor is a sensationally interesting laboratory device see: http://22passi.blogspot.com/2012/04/spazio-riservato-ai-test-dellathanor.html I would be so happy to make this test myself too
and enjoy judging the results.
However, unfortunately, I am 74 years old and not 14and I have no personal lab, I am sitting many hours per day at my PC- Athanor has to prove what it can do without me. Sorry!
Today, journalist Ruby Carat has published : http://coldfusionnow.org/?p=16981- it is about a cross-US tour. She has met i.a. with Andrea Rossi and the inventor has not disclosed the location of his robotized E-cat factory. A group of
Rossi fans have decided to organize an expedition to a suspect area of Everglades- something like a robotized E-cat factory was seen from a helicopter there. One of them has invited me to join – “You will publish the photos on you blog” he said.
However, unfortunately, I am 74 years old and not 24.from a distance greater than 2 meters I am not able to distinguish
an E-cat from an alligator or a panther, so it’s too risky for me.
Next time (next life)!
I am really enchanted with the list of jobs published by Defkalion Green Technologies see: http://www.defkalion-energy.com/jobs
The very first position was created just for me, however I have some serious doubts that I will survive the relocation and will be able to work in the style of the DGT people, i.e. day and night
However, unfortunately I am 74 years old and not 34, and 40 years makes a great difference. Not in my favor!
OK, it is a great list; any position at DGT would be OK if it has
do with chemistry or materials science, I can forget that “Aquila
non capit muscam”, I will even accept a young man telling me what I have to do
However, unfortunately I am 74 years old and not 44 no chance!
Some rich people here –but not sufficiently rich to make serious investments, smart but no so smart to understand a complex situation, honest but not very that I could trust them, have called me, said that they have read about Rossi and DGT and want to pay me for developing a similar device in maximum 6 months.
However, unfortunately I am 74 years old and not 54We met and they were amazed that I so old and still breathing. They paid me a cheap warm beer and… addio vecchio!
ICCF-17 is coming, it is in a very fine place, I want to meet my many old friends, I want to speak about my poisoning theory, I hope to meet brand new friends and see at lease one breakthrough in action, a demo!
However, unfortunately I am 74 years old and not 64So Judith says me, please sit home old man, it is difficult and costly to recover you dead or ~alive from so far!
It is one of my favorite clichés to say that somebody has “a holistic and holographic vision” of his profession, specialty
whatever. For LENR, such a superior vision really needed to understand the basic difference between the old processes that give fractions of watts or only a few watts of heat excess and the new ones that give kilowatts. Nobody understands the New Paradigm.
However very fortunately I am 74 years old and not 14, 24, 34, 44, 54 or 64- I have climbed the shaking learning curve for more than 23 years, have lived vividly small victories and painful failures and I understand perfectly this difference.
Because this writing is much too long I will tell you the answer in very few words.
The old systems work with active sites, the new ones work with hyper-active sites.
PS I am writing a new issue of QUI CITO and the Internet wants to help me with this essay; it sends for encouragement this:
Maintain Your Brain: The Secrets to Aging Success: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120427163335.htm
The Internet likes me and I like the Internet.