I woke up this morning afire with ideas. Happens sometimes. Some of these I will be implementing, but the best ideas involve community, how to create and strengthen community, and, in particular, the LENR community, and especially the young, with life and career ahead of them. They are the future, I merely am a dreamer and observer. Well, I’ve done more than that.
Then I touched my computer and my screen lit up with the Windows “screensaver,” and it was the image above. That led me to the work of Zaha Hadid, who, somehow, had escaped being noticed by me before. What … an … amazing … woman! The world is larger than I imagine, and, in line with that:
The future does not exist yet. But it’s possible, and I declare that the future will be better than anything we can imagine.
Because we say so. Join me?
Complete creating indexes to conference proceedings and similar documents, with links to papers where available. See Proceedings.
Complete Library collection of all LENR related papers (including what Dieter Britz called “peripheral,” i.e., papers not about LENR but are background for study). Because the Library includes copyrighted material that is available through publishers — for a fee — the Library cannot be public access, but can be collected for personal study under fair use. Library access is restricted. However, once one has access, it can be accessed from anywhere, it is hosted on googledrive. Ask.
Create and complete transcripts of videos, starting with the ICCF-21 presentations. See ICCF-21/Videos. The transcripts are being accessed from YouTube closed caption, and will have been massaged into easily-editable form, with embedded links to the specific time for each piece of text. Improving those texts will be crowd-sourced, probably on the wiki. Which will allow reading with quick correction of errors or improvement of transcription.
I have been doing work like this for years, starting with Wikiversity. This is how I learned about LENR. Recently, the community has become more generally aware of the Super Abundant Vacancies phase of palladium deuteride, and there was discussion of it privately, and some papers (published and unpublished), and so I decided to collect all the references. That process is not complete, but I do have at least abstracts for almost everything that has been cited. From the work of looking at all those papers (130 and counting), I have become familiar with the work, and as I looked at what I didn’t understand, I did what I learned to do years ago. Just keep looking. Don’t break your head “trying” to understand. Understanding does not come from trying, it comes from familiarity. Tolerate the unknown and it becomes familiar, and that creates what can be called “understanding.”
So all of this work can be reviewed by anyone. If one wants to understand this new direction in LENR, read the SAV/Abstracts page. It’s designed to be readable on a smartphone, and more and more, I am designing pages for that. So one can be sitting in a comfortable cafe with Wi-Fi and read it at leisure.
And then getting involved in collecting and organizing and indexing all this is a way to not only learn rapidly (it takes patience, my method, but I’ll tell a sword master story at the end of this), but also to create resources for others to learn.
What are we waiting for, for Someone Else to do it and make it easy?
It’s already easy, if we Make It.
The story: A man’s father was a Samurai and was killed, and the son wanted to avenge his death. So he went to a Master and asked him for training. The Master accepted.
He asked how long it would take. “Ten years.” The son asked, “What if I work really hard?”
The Master said, “Twenty years.”