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TIL of the Invention Secrecy Act. The government has a program in place which specifically deals with inventions that are deemed to be "threats to national security" (open thread for choice quotes). There are currently 6102 inventions under lock and key, some of which "pertain to energy generation".
submitted 1 month ago by Orangutan from en.wikipedia.org
[–]Aetherist 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun - 1 month ago* (1 child)
The Federation of American Scientists is one of the few places available to find out about inventions being kept secret.
"Invention Secrecy Hits Recent High" -
I recall reading about the patent office guidelines for secrecy when they were publicly available. Iirc, any generators over something like 80% efficiency were automatically made secret.
Anyway here is a good place to start too,
[–]JasonCarswell 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
Just more theft by government.
I wonder how many of these inventions are almost identical. Like 50 GEET inventions to make cars more efficient, all basically doing the same thing?
[–]wizzwizz4 0 insightful - 6 fun0 insightful - 5 fun1 insightful - 5 fun1 insightful - 6 fun - 1 month ago (1 child)
Don't forget planetary death rays!
[–]zyxzevn 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
DVADER wants to know your location
[–]GreenVessel 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun - 1 month ago (4 children)
If something really interesting had been invented I think it would have leaked.
Governments aren't really good at keeping secrets.
[–]zyxzevn 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun - 1 month ago (2 children)
I think that that is a myth. People in power are very good in hiding essential information. They even get rid of witnesses if necessary, or plant false stories.
We do not know much about:
Manhattan project, Mockingbird, Federal reserve, $21Trillion,
JFK, MLK, "Who started WW1?", "Hunting Hitler"..
And relevant now:
Jemen, Awan brothers, CIA-Torture, NSA, Wikileaks-emails, voting fraud/manipulations by internal agencies (both sides), Syria, Venezuela, Israel influence..
See how much the press is NOT talking about the facts. And how much is NOT investigated by the agencies.
The best overview is given by Kevin Shipp
[–]GreenVessel 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun - 1 month ago (1 child)
Even the fact that we know that the CIA tortures proves my point. We will not know everything, but there is almost always a glimpse of the truth
[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
They release that information on purpose. And that's not the half of it.
Torture is a form of terror. Torturing Manning and Assange is a warning to whistleblowers and journalists.
Sure we know some of what happened in Abu Ghraib prison, and less of GitMo. But what about the unknowable countless black sites and ocean prisons?
Faith in the government is stupid.
[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
You don't know the secrets you don't know.
GEET seems to be one. I'll be posting GEET tech in /s/Energy soon.
Like Holistic doctors, alternative solutions inventors have a tendency to die.