What if it IS true?

September 16, 2006

Thanks to my beloved brother-in-law something very curious (to say the least) has come to my attention.

An Irish company by the name of Steorn (link to their website) claims to have found “a technology that produces free, clean and constant energy”. They’re currently recruiting specialists from the scientific community, from which they will choose a jury of twelve to test their technology, in three different phases. This sounds like something from a James Bond movie, but apparently it’s real.

There are some who disagree, however, with it’s “realness” and besides that end up agreeing with me in the James-Bond-movie-plot-thingy. Among some of them are users of the Unfiction.com forums (link). Unfiction is a website about Alternate Reality Gaming (ARG), a novel type of gaming that blurs the lines between reality and fiction making use of information technologies – usually the Internet and mobile networks.

So after having seen the Steorn web page I made a quick search on-line and found not only a Wikipedia entry for it but also an interesting forum at Unfiction.com (here’s the link) where users discuss (and actually encourage investigation of) the “realness” of this whole phenomenon spawned by Steorn. Among the top theories is one that states that this is actually a marketing move similar to the one performed by Microsoft in launching their X-Box game Halo 2 (check out the Wikipedia entry for ‘Haunted Apiary’).

This does seem preposterous in some way, as preposterous as someone claiming to defy the ‘Principle of the Conservation of Energy’. But one of the curious things about it is the way the ARG community was able to somehow transform this into a game, with some users reportedly trying to investigate the company’s background.

All I have left to say is that if these guys at Steorn are actually taking the first giant step toward a perpetual energy source, then their heads must be worth a fortune already…


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