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Our basic understanding of energy is fundamentally flawed.
100% energy efficiency is not a rational barrier in a universe composed of energy.
I use the wind industry as an example because the error we have made regarding the nature of energy itself can be explained using similar logic. In the wind industry, a simple mistake has cost $billions in lost revenue, reduced performance, higher cost and wasted resources. We can prove this with multiple third party results.
Unfortunately the cost of misunderstanding a fundamental law of physics is greater by orders of magnitude. This error has caused global carnage and is a major contributor to every crisis we currently face.
The error is simple. The laws of energy conservation only applies to a closed system.
"In a closed system, energy can neither be created nor destroyed".
This is assumed to be a fundamental law upon which all other laws of physics are based. The irony is, there is no such thing as a closed system.
The definition of a closed system requires that energy density must remain constant regardless of scale. This is an indisputable fact. A closed system cannot exist in a universe where all evidence clearly shows that size is inversely proportional to energy density. Chemical, nuclear, matter/antimatter….. the smaller we look, the greater the energy density.
How can we both observe this evidence at every level and yet almost unanimously believe the opposite is a fundamental law? This inverse relationship is disturbingly obvious. Energy conservation simply reflects the harmonic stability of what we perceive as matter at a visible scale. The perception of Energy conservation is actually just Matter conservation.
This is not an argument that can be driven away by logic, science, math, or intellect. It is too obvious, undeniable and disturbing. It is simply - fact.
At this early stage of development, it seems a little arrogant to assume any law. After all, we still don’t really understand basic concepts like - what is an atom, electron, proton, neutron or photon? What is gravity, magnetism or time? We don’t even have a unified theory of how everything ties together or what consciousness, life or death is. Any scientific law is at best a sketch of the current extent of our perceived limits. We should be more careful not to let these shallow limits become the bars of our cage.
We can prove open system energy extraction with many examples now. It is fine to ask how these new energy sources can be tapped. That is a technical issue. It is fine to ask what they are, just as we still ask what an electron, photon or gravity is. It is not fine to ignore this logic or pretend there is no fundamental error when faced with undeniable evidence that a child can understand.
Here are some other false assumptions that closed system beliefs propagate:
Energy from nothing
Every educated person “knows” that you can't get energy from nothing. The crucial irrationality in this logic is the belief that there is something called “nothing”. Again, there can be no such thing as nothing in a universe where energy density increases inversely with size.
Consider this. One of our most respected scientists, Richard Feynman, postulated that there “is more energy in an empty cup than is required to boil all of the oceans in the world”. From that perspective, it is irrational to state that you can't get energy from nothing. From direct observation, the closest approximation to “nothing”, obviously contains potentially infinite energy potential.
We are also taught that there is no such thing as perpetual motion. In reality, everything we have ever observed is in perpetual motion at the atomic and quantum level. Again, the opposite of common sense and fact is considered a scientific law.
Any time we look beyond our senses or our current technological extensions of those senses, we find potential infinite. Infinite distance, infinite size, infinite time. How large is the universe? How small is a singularity? What is nothing? what is everything? what is size? Our brain is not wired to fully grasp infinity but we find logically that energy potential is probably infinite in any direction we look, including and most importantly, the infinitely small.
The error relating to energy can be explained in another way. We have perceived energy as a form of matter. It is not. Matter is a finite concept. With matter, smaller is less and bigger is more so we could argue the case for matter conservation. These are finite perspectives and that is how our brains think. In an infinite, inverse energy density reality, where the concept of "smallest" is irrational, a tree does not contain more energy than a toothpick which does not contain more energy than a tree. Both contain infinite energy potential.
Summary of False Beliefs
You can’t get energy from nothing.
Fact. There is no such thing as nothing. The closest approximation is a source of potentially infinite energy potential.
The law of energy conservation proves that higher than 100% efficiency is impossible.
The concept of efficiency only applies to a closed system. We exist in the illusion of a closed system when in reality there is only an open, infinite system. Anything over 100% efficient is simply tapping a different energy source within an infinite energy matrix.
Perpetual motion is impossible
Fact. Everything we have ever observed is in perpetual motion at the atomic level.
Energy and Nature
A primary contributor to maintaining such limiting beliefs lies in the predictable motivations that come from believing that both nature and business are competitive dominant. This is why our misconceptions of both energy and nature are at the heart of every crisis we currently face. We are systemically competitive dominant.
Mathematically, a competitive dominant biological system
must result in a single winner which then dies
With such a clear fundamental perspective, it is now easy to predict that a competitive dominant business structure will eventually threaten an entire life support system. The evidence surrounds us. The following example shows just how destructive such behavior can be.
If a single individual can have such disastrous global influence for almost a century, fooling our greatest scientific minds, does the fault lie with the individual or the unsustainable core belief structure that created him?
We finally have an understanding of how to tap the infinite energy that surrounds us. The related science extends far beyond that capability by orders of magnitude. This is an amazing opportunity for a renaissance but the damage done is considerable. We now have no choice but to adapt rapidly if we are to have any hope of reversing the complex, urgent crises we have created in almost every sector of human activity. We must work together and save our life support system before it is too late. A rapid transition to collaborative dominant business and fuelless energy sources is the only rational option we have left.
Maybe it is fitting to finish with another Einstein quote:
“a new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive”