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Black Swans: GME-2 and Orbo

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MinneBar 4 (21 November 2009)
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"Black swans" are the extraordinary exceptions of scientific discovery most likely to increase economic competitiveness and cause profound shifts in our ordered world. This is a session about predicting technology black swans despite unpredictability being one of their defining features. We'll look at the design and social implications of two //possible// black swans:

* GME-2 is a device for generating gravity-like fields. Its predecessor (GME-1) was funded by the European Space Agency. Zero-g playgrounds, flying cars... and how about an industrial spaceport in Duluth?

-Orbo technology is a power source replacement for batteries. Its IP was developed by Irish engineering firm Steorn. Orbo means electric vehicles and electronics that never need recharging. Think Minnesota's plan for 25% renewables by 2025 is ambitious? How about 75% by 2025?

Focus: What they would mean for the future, not-so-much how they work. Edgy stuff but not snake oil. Recommended for the venturesome.


Link to Black Swans Slideshow Link to Greg's Gravity Modification site and Blog

Link to Steorn's Talk on How CEMF is cancelled in Orbo Link to Steorn's official channel on You Tube Links to prior articles: * Steorn Launches Orbo (December 15) * Steorn Jury Quits Orbo Study * Steorn Raises the Magnetic Curtain * Magnetic Fields as Energy Technology * Steorn Free Energy * The Coming Era of Magical Physics * Challenge Takes The Economist by 'Steorn'

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