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Ok so what if someone does come up with free energy what then?

  1. May 16, 2010 #1
    How will the world have to change when we finally get an energy sorce better then anything we currently can think of? Lets suppose this energy sorc allows for deadlyer devices then nukes how do we cope with that? Do we even want to dare to create it if it's possible? Would we just end up destroying our world or would we use the energy sorce to create transporters and replicators and all the star trek stuff? What would you do if you have unlimited energy to work with and would you be afraid of destroying your self with it?
     
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  3. May 17, 2010 #2
    The most positive aspect would be a reduction/elimination of foreign energy supplies currently required to help sustain the U.S. energy usage.
     
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  4. May 17, 2010 #3
    First was your firecracker, a harmless explosive. Then your hand grenade: you began to kill your own people, a few at a time. Then the bomb. Then a larger bomb: many people are killed at one time. Then your scientists stumbled upon the atom bomb, split the atom. Then the hydrogen bomb, where you actually explode the air itself. Now you can arrange the total destruction of the entire universe served by our sun: The only explosion left is the Solaranite.

    You see? You see? Your stupid minds! Stupid! Stupid!
     
  5. May 18, 2010 #4

    Office_Shredder

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    If we could make a source of unlimited energy half of the government's resources would be devoted to making sure nobody else got their hands on one
     
  6. May 18, 2010 #5

    Borek

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    And the other half will think how to tax it.
     
  7. May 18, 2010 #6

    Chi Meson

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    [sound affect] POW!
     
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