|Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2003
Many thanks for the kind words. We're still hanging in there, and eventually --- one way or the other --- my associates will get the final development of the MEG financed and finished, and get it on the market. Without fanfare, the efforts to get that to happen are continuing. Several other inventors who have real COP>1.0 EM systems are also struggling to do the same.
This latest massive power blackout is just a sample of that which is to come in the national energy field. The various secret EM weapons developments in Russia and elsewhere over the last several decades have resulted in a very strange state of affairs: It is now possible to accomplish at will the dissolution of any and all distant systems, from the large to the quite small. Simply tickle a few control mechanisms, and the power grid will go berserk. Its stability is very fragile anyway, and for such a highly nonlinear system, the overall control is maintained by very fragile means. The system those fellows have established is a near-perfect example of a highly nonlinear system far from equilibrium, or one that easily goes far from equilibrium from small stimuli. It's the old "butterfly" effect that nonlinear specialists are familiar with.
As such, there are two ways of thinking about controlling or trying to control such a system: (1) linear means (which all the electrical engineers have done, primarily), and (2) nonlinear means. The "linear" disequilibrium system in general tends back toward equilibrium (stability) anyway and so the major control philosophy used in this power complex has been linear thinking. On the other hand, a nonlinear system when driven far from equilibrium, can and will evolve to one of many new states that are available to it. It can evolve to a perfectly ordered steady state, e.g., or it can also evolve to a nearly completely disordered chaotic state filled with wild oscillations and completely uncontrollable. Thermodynamically, all this is well known and is discussed very well in Kondepudi and Prigogine, Modern Thermodynamics: From Heat Engines to Dissipative Structures, Wiley, New York, 1998, reprinted with corrections 1999. Prigogine, of course, was a great pioneer in the nonlinear thermodynamics field, and was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1977.
The present "grid system" thus is fairly easily driven out of any capability for linear control, given a proper stimulus. As a result, the "protection" or "control" then primarily involves abrupt shutdown of threatened or involved powerplants to "protect the powerplants against being disrupted and damaged or destroyed, at all costs". So basically the system can "control" some small surges and swings, etc., and then if such are exceeded it must abruptly turn off the power plants to protect them. Else the system will just destroy itself and many of its powerplants as well. Oversimplified a bit, that is the kind of grid and power system we have.
It's made worse by all the hoopla that occurred politically on what a great thing deregulation was, and one was going to break up the large power companies and foister competition, which would somehow make things lots better and easier and lower costs as well. So they essentially separated the power production function from the power marketing function and the power distribution function, and gosh knows how the "control" of things got separated when split apart that way. In short, it turned the "power industry" from something trying to prepare and furnish power responsibly under a single monolithic company, with full responsibility from production to delivery, to something with major parts fighting each other and driven by greedy manipulators using energy like stock futures and manipulating the markets for gain.
Let me give an analogy. One could make the same argument about a surgical team. Analogous reasoning would be something like this: "Why, goodness sakes, one ought to break up the monopoly (monolithic integrity) of the surgical team so that the surgeon, the assisting surgical nurses, the anesthetists, the hospital controlling the room and facilities, and the other support personnel involved are all independent, bidding against each other in every case, with little or no effective central direction or control, and independently maneuvering for financial advantage and making sudden big bucks off the various surgical operations. Why, my goodness, the old free enterprise system would obviously make that a superior surgical team!"
The blunt truth is that, for any contiguous system to function well, it has to have overall central control and STRONG central control. In short, it has to be dictatorial. That's why the military is organized the way it is, and why the orders and control are quite dictatorial. It won't function effectively any other way, when the going really gets rough. Any sophomore studying servomechanism control theory knows that also, from a more technical aspect.
From that technical aspect, in the power industry they have gone (been forced) to a system comprised of many competing servomechanisms, with changing loads and demands, and now with an uncomfortable degree of decentralized individual control. And somehow that system is supposed to function "better" than a top-down control servosystem rigorously forcing all subordinate components and functions into line. Well, the common servo theory will tell one that such a mess of individual competing servomechanisms have a neat little failure mechanism. As various things occur unexpectedly, they also unexpectedly cause the turning up of the amplification of the response amplifiers on the various servocomponents affected. So suddenly one has a "banging and clanging" series of servomechanisms out of control, fighting each other and with uncontrolled phasing differences, with the "centralized system" providing inane feedforward and feedback responses in a hapless control attempt that only makes matters worse. The end result is that the servomechanism complex rapidly beats itself to pieces and self-destructs.
In the case of a missile system, e.g., it can easily go into self-resonance aerodynamically, with positive feedback amplification of its own fin commands, and just very rapidly shake itself to pieces and self-destruct. The old Nike Ajax had such an effect added into it, which some seconds prior to target intercept increased the gain of the servoamps controlling the fin movements of the missile, then just before intercept doubled the servo gain. The missile then would be flexing aerodynamically as it approached on its target, and as it entered the first part of endgame it would wiggle even faster and harder, trying to correct faster, and a few seconds before intercept it would wiggle frantically like a fish flopping out of the water and gasping. It would change the fin positions and commands so frequently that the commands were completely divorced from the missile's delayed response. As a consequence, the missile would often just self-disrupt and detonate seconds before it reached the target. This beast was actually deployed with that severe defect in it, and it supposedly was a "breakthrough" in improving accuracy! Instead it was a disaster.
To control that silly mess, they had to modify all the missile systems and add in a "clamp" that simply clamped the amplifiers at a given level during endgame and would not accept the "gain control" signals from that "new and greater" system. So a more sluggish missile was far better, and the hit rate went back up (and the self-failure rate of the missiles also went down).
Simultaneous feedforward and feedback in a multiple servomechanism system can be very tricky in a system of any degree of complexity. Makes it easy for the beast to go into self-resonance (chaotic oscillations, completely uncontrolled), and self-destruct.
The power grid mess appears to be in something very close to that sort of "multiple servomechanism situation with sluggish and often inadequately control of the feedforward and feedback signals". Particularly since separating the overall control responsibility (and thus the effectiveness of the overall control). Responsible power analysts did warn the U.S. at least two or more years ago that the power grid was a bomb ticking away to detonate, and that it was not a matter of "if" but "when".
Anyway, even the older scalar interferometry weapons confirmed by the SecDef in April 1997 are sufficient to "tickle" almost any kind of things or stuff in the big power grid and wash it out, anytime the fellows using those weapons against us care to do it (old die-hard Communist faction of the KGB, under its newer name as the Federal Security Services, and the rogue Japanese team -- Yakuza and Aum Shinrikyo -- who leased the earlier interferometer sites in Russia from the KGB at the end of 1989). Several other nations -- including China -- also have them.
So we can expect more "lightning strikes" on the power grid system, and more "failures of some little control gadgets here and there" in the system, prompting a safety shutdown of affected powerplants to save them. The end result is that the safety circuits trigger the abrupt shutdown of many powerplants, and the powerplants are saved only at the expense of having sweeping blackouts of the grid.
All this mess could of course be avoided if the DoE were interested in vacuum EM energy (which powers the entire grid system anyway, but which is just ignored by the EEs who use a model more than a century old, that assumes an inert vacuum and a flat spacetime, both falsified for what is now approaching a century).
Ah well! After we suffer enough costs and enough damage, and the people get angry enough and vote out enough politicians, eventually someone will actually go read why Lee and Yang were awarded the Nobel Prize in 1957 and why it was awarded at such high speed. They may even read some quantum field theory, to discover that the classical notion used by all the electrical engineers of an "isolated charge in inert space" is false, and really the "charge" is a special dipolarity (two opposite INFINITE charges, but with a finite difference, and with the charges in violent and continual energy exchange with their active vacuum environment). THEN they may even recognize that, hey, those opposite charges must exhibit Lee and Yang's broken symmetry, and hence that rigorously means they continuously absorb virtual photon energy from the seething vacuum, coherently integrate it into observable photon energy, and re-emit real, observable photons in all directions. That establishes and continuously replenishes the associated EM fields and potentials from that "source charge dipolar ensemble".
Every EM field, EM potential, and joule of EM energy in the entire power grid comes directly from the local vacuum, via its interaction with the local charges in that grid. It does NOT come from cranking the shafts of the generators, or burning the coal and the oil and gas, or using nuclear fuel rods. As we have stated before, presently we pay the power companies to have a deliberate, giant wrestling match inside their own generators, and LOSE.
But for now, DoE, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Science Foundation, our "great national laboratories", and every electrical engineering department all use an archaic electrical power engineering model that does recognize that all EM fields and potentials and their energy come from their associated source charges. However, the stupid model erroneously assumes an inert vacuum (inert space), so it assumes that the source charges do create and have created every EM field, EM potential, and joule of EM energy in the universe, right out of nothing at all!
As long as such an assumption is propagated and defended (and rigorously enforced) by the scientific establishment, then just so long will we have an energy crisis and planetary pollution crisis. And the archaic type power systems our engineers build --- and the enormous grids they build and then find them messed up with political action and manipulating for profiteering, --- will just get worse and worse in their behavior, particularly as those hostile foreign fellows with the interferometers keep "tickling" the grid now and then, or -- in other words -- poking the rabbit and watching him jump out of his skin in response.
In April 1997 then Secretary of Defense Cohen made this statement:
Since then, not a single electrical engineering department, Department of Energy, or electrical power industry spokesman has even mentioned that the same weapons systems confirmed as massively engineering the weather right over our heads (since 1976) can and will be used to "tickle" and affect the power grid and lots of other things to make our lives more miserable and gradually do us more and more financial damage.
The public is being assured by many pundits called onto the TV screen that "this is not terrorism, and we have no evidence that.... blah blah blah". Truth is, we haven't got a single one of those "analysts" poring over all the data that is even aware of the SecDef's 1997 statement or the continuing operation of those weapons that killed the Thresher, the Challenger, the Arrow DC-8 in Gander, the TWA-800, etc. Just as we never used any analysts capable of realizing what was going on in the decades long "microwave radiation" of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, responsible for health changes and disease induction in personnel and including responsible for the deaths of three ambassadors, we will not be using any analysts on the "grid system problem" that are aware of what kind of terrorism might actually have been used. Of course it may have been an act of nature. And it also could have been a deliberate stimulus. The present analysts are not equipped to even deal with the latter possibility (even probability, considering that the weapons are there, they are confirmed by a SecDef himself, etc.).
After manipulating our weather for 27 years, one should not be surprised that the distant interferometers may start manipulating a few other "contiguous" large systems which are only fragilely controlled and are subject to easy stimulation for massive failures and damage. They've given us the forest fires, etc., tornadoes, and other nice weather effects to make life miserable.
It would also be a good test of some of the later KGB systems of quite different design and functioning.
Meanwhile, the great energy consortium continues along its way, much like the old Titanic that it is, and headed for the icebergs dead ahead.