In the days prior to Athens becoming a great Naval Power, there was large vein of Silver found that made Athenians rich. It lead to the question, what to do with that wealth? History tells us what we need to know.
There are countless examples of good and poor decisions since that time, and history has recorded so many of them. So why is it your think you need a crystal ball to predict at least part of your future?
Consulting the Oracle? If you had the opportunity, would you waste it all with a dumb question? Sure, there are plenty of statements to find, but VERY few questions posed in HCPV. It’s all so easy to find what I think are truly deceptive claims, and all so easy to associate them with self-interest, a revenue stream for those who write, a job, a career. But who ever asks a good question? Who challenges the claims? Who asks for the Devil’s details? and why is that?
It’s all so easy to find examples of self-interest, a favorite of mine is the Mantra from the NREL about Multi Junction Cell Efficiency, the ability to make more energy per square foot in the lab. A person with a day in the field might ask, and just how many riddles need be solved before that MJC is of any value under the sun? And if you were to solve those riddles, how would it compete with existing solar PV (Dollars/KWH) including ongoing maintenance?
Perhaps we muse how we form a question for the Oracle? Maybe we even ask how others would form the question? Some examples? Why not join in and help me form the better Question?
Here’s some I would expect to be asked, and from whom:
NREL leadership: “How do we assure future funding, and how can we keep the public’s interest and support in what we do?”
LUX Research: ”How do we find new clients, build our brand, and most important of all.. generate revenue?”
The Huffington Post: “Mirror Mirrow on the wall, Don’t you think we’re Greenest of All?”
THe Citizen: “How do I preserve the very limited resources I’ve accumulated when my Government has made worthless my savings, and now like a Thief in the night… they steal what’s left via inflation. What should I do with the few dollars I have left?”
And what is it the impartial man would ask? Perhaps we find him first! Our Founders knew of the problems, and they did put safeguards in place, but we’ve long since abandoned them, it’s why we find ourselves here.
Not only do common voters expect a free lunch, now they want free and painless freedom.. what to do? I guess it’s time to read what happened in the past, and what worked best for men who can still think for themselves.