We optimists like to bathe in the possibility for positive change. We dream of a better eCat-driven world where oil-wars are a thing of the past, abundant clean energy cures the planet and the poor of the world are propelled to prosperity. We wait in hope that our savior has come.
And we wait.
In the spaces of the day where hope lives, I like to imagine a military organization smart enough to buy the first eCat and then order more. Since October last year, the mystery customer has known without doubt that everything is about to change. Privileged members know that the gears of finance will soon accelerate, that theater-feeding supply lines will reshape themselves, that it makes no sense for their country to build another nuclear power station or long-distance power line, that their nation is in the enviable position of being at the head of the queue for the new order.
It is important to stress that – for the people in question – we are no longer talking about science and what-ifs but absolute proof of a working, scalable, clean, safe, inexpensive, inexhaustible, compact replacement for oil that will do all of the above and build a road to the stars. We also know that – being a rank based organization – the boss has been informed.
And his boss.
In the story I tell myself, I find no logical scenario where that country’s president or prime minister does not now know the truth of the eCat and probably has for the last eight months. Here is a clue to figuring out which nation is the lucky winner. Italy? The USA? Greece? A major strategic, top-level, decision that has not taken this gem into account would indicate a lack of knowledge. If any should swing towards building more nuclear power plants, we can rule them out. A plan to fill the deserts with mirrors or the hills with spinning blades on a massive scale or a treaty signed that makes no sense would be the smoking gun that tells us that they have not been chosen.
My crystal ball is cloudy. The optimist refuses to die. Big ships are slow to manoeuvre, the arms of government semi-autonomous. The lucky leader is playing the long game, insider trading for the changes to come.
In that story, the boss knows and in another the eCat does not exist. We are all detectives.<< Previous Post -- -- Next post >>