Yesterday, 321energy posted Brian Bloom’s 6th article on “Migrating to New Energy Paradigms.”

This time he is focused on the importance of inclusion of the part of the world’s people who are still outside of the high energy and fuel use group and why they will need to be included.

I found his thoughts to be on point if the full set of developments drive to the scenario he’s proposing.  Brian has a gift for looking into the future and seeing paths that can come to pass.  I’m not going to criticize the path as I find the path quite plausible.  Yet there is an awful lot of human ingenuity and personal choice in the part of the high energy and fuel world that isn’t fully addressed.  Moreover, the vast bulk of the research and development ability and capital is in the hands of those using lots of energy and fuel now.  There is no indicator that when pressed, that a major swing in production of energy and fuel and the consumption patterns wouldn’t occur at the crises point.

Brian’s discussion of funding the process of introducing the personal electrical generator is quite innovative when thought about in the usual conventions of new product introduction.  Its well thought out and is fully “doable.”  The question, and Brian understands is the political problem of accomplishing such worthwhile goals.  The idea is in need of some marketing prowess and salesmanship.

The diamond is near the end where he’s listed an Appendix 1 titled “The Problems Defined.”  This list is an important set of thoughts that everyone needs to assess and keep in mind.

Now, for the not so good part.  I’m not sure why, but the implication is that Brian is withholding the three new technologies as a means to market his novel.  Or I might be wrong.  There is little doubt that as soon as the novel goes to print that these technologies will be out in the wild for all to see.  As Brian is often pointing out, the need to get on with it as time is a significant factor in any future prediction.

So it seems a little odd that the “buy the book not yet for sale” is the answer for inquiring minds.   The public relations premise that the facts of the new technologies will be disclosed in a work of fiction does nothing at all for the promotion of the technologies.  On the other hand, a work of fiction based on new technologies would go far in exploring and explaining the technologies.  Not to mention that would open the door to countless author interviews and book promotion opportunities.  As things are now, I fear the technologies will stay lost inside a fictional disclosure while the facts of a technology could make wonderful stories about how they’re used to solve problems and improve lives.  I’m requesting that Brian writes series article No.7 to discuss the three new technologies before the release date of the book for the simple reason that the technologies will need to stand on their own.  Then the interplay and relationships of the book’s characters and the technologies will be what every reviewer, reader and interviewer will seek: a connection with the reader’s thoughts and emotions.

Above all I wish to comment again that Brian’s six articles are an illuminating and worthwhile read.  The series is a serious and well-done overview of the current state of affairs and the opportunities, challenges and problems rushing towards us.


3 Comments so far

  1. Pete Widrick on May 26, 2011 5:53 PM

    I was just having a conversation over this I am glad I came across this it cleared some of the questions I had.

  2. Pete Widrick on September 1, 2011 5:10 PM

    Awesome post. I so good to see someone taking the time to share this information

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