Great topic Caveman! We're feeling these residual effects today, as we speak. Your concept of free energy is certainly interesting, but there are many other working concepts out there which are viable replacements to our current paradigm. I have included a couple URLS below which detail some of the science working today.
The problem is, the energy paradigm today is controlled by the largest corporate entities in the world, and their leaders are very reluctant to give that up. There are trillions of dollars in proven (and recoverable) reserves all over the world; the only obstacles are regulation and to a lesser degree technology. To put this in perspective, we have hundreds of years of energy left under this paradigm. Now consider this, if you're a very wealthy and very powerful individual with a family and community of like-minded friends, would you want to relinquish that overnight? Maybe you Caveman
...but history tells us most don't and
won't. Yes, there are examples of benevolent leaders who bestow some of the benefits of wealth down to their people; but instead, ask them to remove themselves from power and wealth and they'd be loath to do so. Look at all of them, they have the life of Riley! And it passes down generation to generation, engraining in the minds of the receiver the entitlement of it all. This cycle is extremely difficult to change.
Our science is capable of developing not only the technology for an energy paradigm shift (old buzzword, sorry), it is capable of changing our civilization as we know it. The constraints aren't within the science, it's within the people who control the "free markets" which distribute the products, services and systems by which we live our lives. If science were allowed to level the playing field, so to speak, the individuals in power and wealth wouldn't be needed anymore; nor would they be enabled to enjoy the benefits of their current position. Look at what happened to Nicola Tesla and Thomas Edison...no one knows about Tesla, the real brains behind electricity. But every school kid knows about Edison, who saw the business behind the technology. That concept hasn't changed and won't without some dramatic and/or earth changing event (IMO).http://theenergylie.weebly.com/http://www.scribd.com/doc/69232553/2/So ... -Directoryhttp://peswiki.com/index.php/Top_5_Exot ... chnologies