Zero Point Energy devices 5-10 years from market
Tom Valone, author of several books and tracts on the subject, gives an overview of the
ZPE concept and recent developments toward working prototypes.
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On Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, I interviewed Tom Valone, Ph.D., who works at the U.S. Patent office and is the author of several books on Zero Point Energy a source of energy that is everywhere present and constant in the
General Physics tends to think that this is an inaccessible energy source, but thats usually when we get most interested when science as we know it says something is impossible. Tom
gave us us an overview of the general concept of Zero Point Energy and described some recent developments toward
building working prototypes using nanotechnology.
Valone is one of the most, if not the most knowledgeable person on this
subject on the planet. And he is quite articulate in explaining it in a
way that both scientists and lay persons can understand.
The promise of zero point energy comes from an effect that is found both on a
subatomic level as well as a macro level, in which two bodies tend to be
attracted to one another as they come into very close proximity to one
another. Valone points out that this effect can be seen with boats.
As they come close, they want to be drawn to one another.
On the near molecular level, this is manifest in what is called the "Casimir
The exciting thing is that with the maturation of the field of nanotechnology
(manipulating substances in the size range of a billionth of a meter), we now
have tools by which this effect can be harnessed.
Valone describes one possible prototype involving nano-particles using a
spring-like action to vibrate back and forth. Imagine a gazillion of these
nanoparticles acting together. I didn't quite catch how this could be
accomplished or harnessed.
The second prototype proposal was easier to grasp, as it is presently used on a
larger scale. ("Larger", in this case, refers to things we can
actually perceive with our eyes, such as a diode in a circuit board.) He
envisions nanodiodes being aligned, and the zero point energy forces -- free
from the universe -- acting on them via the Casimir Effect. This would
result in one-way movement of electrons -- similar to what happens in a
photovoltaic cell as photons -- free from the sun -- act as the stimulant.
Valone envisions that a solid state (no moving parts) device one meter square,
thus composed, could power a house -- continuously, with no fluctuation, no
maintenance, no pollution, no fuel requirement (fuel comes freely from the zero
Valone also talked about conjecture that spacecraft could be propelled by this
force as well, using a fuel that is everywhere present, including in the deepest
reaches of space.
The nanodiode technology is already here. It's just a matter of
configuring it properly, he said. And how long before we might see
something like this in the marketplace? "Five to ten years."
Valone also conjectures that Zero Point Energy could be the contributing energy
source in all-magnet
motors -- another technology modern physics generally says is
Here's a video of a conference presentation he gave a few years back on the
subject. Don't worry, he was way ahead of his time then, and the content
is still cutting edge. I was there.
Valone's video lecture Zero-Point Energy Extraction from the Quantum
Vacuum, presented at the ExtraOrdinary Technology Conference in 2004,
where he gave a great overview of the various methods to extract free
energy directly from the quantum vacuum to power our homes and machines.
One possible source could be zero-point energy (ZPE). A major feasibility
study by Valone's Integrity Research Institute placed its emphasis on the
practical potential for ZPE energy conversion, especially in view of
recent advances in nanotechnology, than in the theory. With primary
reference to the works of Casimir, Pinto, Mead and Milonni, key principles
for the proposed extraction of energy for useful work are identified and
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