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Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 17:06:43 -0500
We just keep trying as best we can. Just now, trying to finish the book is my biggest project, with everything else taking second place. Hopefully that will turn the young graduate students and post doctoral scientists loose in the business of extracting EM energy from the vacuum.
And yes, the personal expenses do mount up, it seems, more every year. One just continues.
My goal is to get out the book, which deals with the energy part of the problem, and then to continue efforts on the medical work. That also really needs doing. I have a "porthole briefing" on my website at present, dealing with the medical approach.
Unless far better developments are made in energy and medicine, then peace is likely to continue to be elusive in the world. There are far too many peoples of the world that are poor, disease-ridden, and with little chance to get an economy established and going. Self-powering energy systems will help get the economy going; all modern economies are really based on cheap energy. And if we intend to keep from strangling our own species and destroying the biosphere, it really needs to be clean energy as well as inexpensive energy.
Then there has to be medical care to get the endemic diseases under control. There has to be schools, teachers, free textbooks, lunches in the schools, etc. I vividly remember from my childhood how Huey Long got my home state, Louisiana, up and moving. Strangely, he was an honest crook. He stated openly in front of 8,000 persons that his regime got 10 cents out of every dollar the State of Louisiana spent. He also stated that this was the first time in Louisiana's history that it was not the other way round (and that was true). With the other 90 cents, he built up the infrastructure. Put in roads, bridges, a small old-age pension (half the older folks were simply starving), hot lunches for the kids in school (they got fed at least once a day so they would not be starving!), free textbooks, hospitals, etc. Gradually he got the state up from its poverty and moving. but I was there, and I saw it happen. I was part of it, being hospitalized with malnutrition at an early age. We also had typhoid, malaria, dengue fever, and several other very debilitating diseases endemic in the populace. Many children died at an early age. Older people also tended to die rather young. There were very few jobs. Most were just "dog work" and backbreaking labor with little pay.
So in my view, the energy and medical areas play a vital role. That gets the people able to work healthwise and gives them a beginning economy to work with so that at least some kind of living wage can be earned for the families. Then the rest has to be added, to build the infrastructure piece by piece.
My own thoughts are that the best contribution I can personally make is in the energy and medical fields. So that is what we are trying to do, to the best of our ability. Also, we are trying to pass on whatever we may have learned to the younger generation, so they can start from here and go much further. They can simply correct any errors I may have made, and then go get it done.
One third of the human race usually goes to bed hungry. One third, for goodness sakes, has worms. Clean water, common sanitation, soap and water for bathing, etc. are in many places of the world great luxuries. They are the necessities. Those problems can be solved, even with today's technology. They should have been solved long ago.
So one does what one can. One step at a time, one paper at a time, one book at a time.
Very best wishes,