Everything you ever wanted to know about Steorn, the world-premier free energy company. At least, everything I can tell you today. Something is definitely brewing! by creator
Sunday, November 29, 2009
My last article about Steorn [the Irish company professing to have a "free energy" technology they call Orbo] drove some very interesting comments out of the woodwork again, enough so to inspire this attempt to address them in a separate article.
Several months have passed since my last installment about Steorn, a small Irish company professing to have a "free energy" technology. I know the silence has been deafening. Despite my best intentions, I have been unable (until now) to bring you any news... Even now, how you perceive the news will depend more on you than on the news itself. Some will be encouraged. Some will say "So what?" A large set of incorrigible nay-sayers quite predictably will, simply, mock.
In past installments (complete list below this article,) I've told you my impressions of the Steorn Knowlege Development Base (SKDB), a web interface that teaches the inner workings of Steorn's proprietary Orbo technology. The Orbo comes in at least two flavors, one utilizing permanent magnets and one based on the control of CEMF (Counter Electromotive Force.) This is yet another chapter in the ongoing saga of my experience as one of the "Steorn 300," a group of individuals and engineering companies Steorn has chosen to study and develop their Orbo technology.
I regretfully must confess that, except for rather minor feedback on the Steorn e-learning modules so far released, and the generally positive articles I write about the company, 'til now I've been unable to be very contributive at all. This sad state of affairs is the result of an obvious "conspiracy" of sorts, a "perfect storm" comprising these elements:
The US federal government has been destroying the economy and the dollar
I have been traveling too much and also scrambling to make a living
Steorn's revelations have not seemed as conclusive as I had hoped
Virtually everyone has of course been affected by the government's disastrous irresponsibility, and I think we can expect the inevitable consequences to get far, far worse before things turn around; and so, keep scrambling!
Government meddling with the economy and the FED's recent and unprecedented inflation of the money supply has everyone hustling, just trying to keep up. Although I know that I am not the only one who has been preoccupied with trying to eke out a living, between work and an unusual amount of travel this year, I have nonetheless not had the free time to devote to the direct experiments with Orbo technology that I had hoped to be able to attempt by now.
But beyond those "distractions," Steorn itself has continued to be somewhat inscrutable and sporadic in its release of knowledge and support. The disclosures so far, even to those of us in Steorn's "inner circle," have been predominantly theoretical in nature and seemingly supported only by anecdotal accounts of isolated, and in some instances unrepeatable, past successes.
I've mentioned before that part of my lack of motivation has been the revelation that lessons for The 300 are initially confined to methods of "decoupling CEMF from torque for electromagnet interactions" rather than "controlling the response time of magnetic materials" -- Steorn's incredible and dramatic originally announced technology. The e-learning modules themselves that describe how Orbo works, while logical on their face, have unfortunately been impossible to evaluate directly without a considerable amount of experimentation that I have not immediately had the time to accomplish.
I am not the only one who has been de-motivated by the perception of Steorn's less than conclusive e-learning presentations when seen in the light of past disappointments with their attempts at public demonstration. In the forums accessible to the 300, some have commented on misgivings about the credibility of Steorn's past successes as well as the lukewarm response of the jury. For example, one of the 300 had this to say:
"You see, I don't want to operate because Steorn "believes" this process, but because they've really shown this process to be operational."
In the same vein, here is a similar (although perhaps somewhat more optimistic) quote from another among the group:
"I'd drop almost everything and focus on it exclusively if there was some substantial evidence that it's real."
And so, such as they are, those are the reasons I have not kept you as well informed as I had originally hoped. The basic problem is "having a life", compounded by a distinct lack of enthusiasm that resulted from a somewhat underwhelming technical revelation. It takes many hours to do a creditable job of writing each of these articles -- time stolen from other remunerative activities -- and it would take far, far more to do a worthy experimental engineering analysis of what Steorn has taught me so far. I regret that I haven't yet been able to do more.
Something Is Brewing at Steorn!
But, wait! Something big is clearly brewing at Steorn! As you might expect, Steorn is quite sensitive about certain specifics related to their plans, and they have not hesitated to contact me in days past when I've inadvertently said a bit too much. I have no intention of violating my Non-Disclosure Agreement with Steorn, and I am sure that if I skate too close to thin ice I'll be hearing from them again.
I will now pull together several observations that I honestly believe I can present without breaching my NDA (Sean and Company, I'll be watching for your email in the event that I have somehow overstepped?,) and which (in concert) seem to inescapably lead to the conclusion that Steorn is on the very threshold of its next major step.
First, there is Steorn's publicly stated claim that it will act before the end of this year. Sean has recently re-affirmed that timeline in this published interview, confirming that Steorn intends to launch Orbo technology before 2009 is over:
"The demonstration will involve a public display of various Orbo systems, there will be a live video-stream from the location that people can watch via our website." - Sean
Obviously, we are approaching the end of the year, with only about one month remaining on the calendar!
Second, there is the recent shut down of the Steorn Forum for public discussion, hosted on the Steorn website. This seems to me to be a portent indicating that "idle chatter" about the viability of Orbo will very soon no longer be relevant. Here is the announcement about the forum:
General: [Closed] Forum Closure Nov 16th 2009 Please note that the Steorn public forum has been closed. The forum will return at some point in the future. Regards, Sean
The most logical "point in the future" is, of course, after all controversy has been finally put to rest by the public launch of Orbo. I additionally discovered to my surprise when I recently logged in to the SKDB that comments offering feedback on the e-learning modules had been removed and disabled.
Third, while I cannot expose any proprietary technical details nor can I reveal any specific dates that I may know of from access to private communications, I do, however, have reason to believe that a significant number of us will become eye-witnesses of the Orbo effect in the foreseeable future. And so, either when Steorn chooses to launch Orbo, or perhaps shortly thereafter, there should be a number of individuals scattered around the globe who are likely to be able to confirm Orbo with direct testimony something like this:
"Yes, I have seen Orbo. Yes, I have witnessed it in action. I now know by personal observation that Orbo really works, precisely as Steorn has maintained all along."
I hope that it will not be long now before I will be one among many eye-witnesses able to testify in this way.
Finally, we know that it is Steorn's publicly stated intent that Orbo technology become available to any interested parties, by license, and for "a reasonable fee." Sean has said:
"The way that we are launching Orbo is a model of open access, i.e. any company or individual can purchase a license agreement." - Sean
After the ultimate Steorn public disclosure that I believe for these reasons to be imminent, virtually anyone reading these words will be able to sign on for a license to learn and use Orbo in whatever way you may see fit.
"...pretty soon, Orbo and all the other technologies will be in the market... I would say that launch is not far away, that access to Orbo will be low cost and readily available. And finally I would say never let anyone do your thinking for you – get involved!" - Sean
What is The Gospel According to Steorn?
Before I end this article, I would like to share what is to me a rather curious and interesting observation. Those of you who may be familiar with my writing on Nolan Chart know that I am a student of the Bible. I see a very considerable parallel between the way Sean McCarthy and Steorn have gone about the process of disclosing the new Orbo technology and the methods that Jesus Himself used to bring The Gospel into the world. At the time when Christianity was launched, there were only about 500 eye-witnesses of Christ's resurrection. Those eye-witnesses have succeeded in making Christianity an unstoppable world-wide movement by spreading the word of Jesus' bodily resurrection from the dead.
Whatever the exact date may be when Orbo is finally launched, the "good news" that steady power will henceforth be available "off the grid" will spread from the 300 (and others with direct eye-witness experience,) to developers who will build finely-engineered Orbo devices, and ultimately into the hands of "the common man" whose life the technology will surely greatly benefit.
"The availability of free energy will change everything, the availability of free energy in the form of Orbo is even more significant since it can be engineered directly into devices, i.e. no grid connections are required. So Orbo will impact every aspect of our lives." - Sean
And that, my friend, is "The Gospel According to Steorn," and I, for one, consider it to be great news! At such a time as I may have personally replicated and observed Orbo in action, I intend to report the results and my observations here, good, bad, or indifferent. I believe this is part of my charter and purpose as one of "The Steorn 300" and I hope you'll stay tuned as the adventure continues.
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Its great to read something something positive about this technology every once in a while.Theres so much negativity and outright rabid hostility out there, especially on you tube and other sites. I cant believe some of the people out there Ive seen, posting videos, featuring just themselves; spouting outright hatred, and literally foaming at the mouth, at those who are involved in this type of research and work. I truly hope Steorn are on a path to success, and there are also others out there too, who are on the same path. Time is running out for this society, its a society thats been built on lies and deception, and thats a fact but time is running out for the banks, the oil cartels, the politicians, and if things dont change RADICALLY, its game over. This technology is something which can help the situation and at this stage of the game, people who are willing to go outside of the box need to be championed and those who are opposed are the ones that we need to truly scorn because they are the ones who will keep us in the one place, never progressing, stagnating with the same old outdated ideas and "dirty" technologies. They are also the ones who would proclaim the laws of pysics as gods of a new scientific religion, as laughable as that sounds, where laws are written in stone and new ideas are heretical! And anyway, what if Steorn turn out to be wrong? So what!??! Does that make them heretics to be burned at the stake in the media? Is that what its come to, in the so called age of reason?
I appreciate your positive encouragement and your remarks about human nature. I personally hold a rather "libertarian" (SMALL 'l' - I'm not a card-carrying party member) view of life, the universe, and everything. Summarizing: "Live and let live." And so I'm quite in tune with what you've said.
I think there is a LOT to be optimistic about when it comes to Steorn and to other "unconventional" technologies, and I also wish Steorn all the success in the world! I think that perhaps they may be on the very threshold of beginning to enjoy that success; we should all know rather soon now.
Thank you so much, Dann. I have known about and covered new energy technologies for years on our popular website www.WantToKnow.info. I have suspected all along the Steorn is onto something, it's just a matter of how solid and reproducible it is. You are the best independent source I've found for reporting on this, so thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts.
Steorn themselves seem to have absolutely no doubt at all that it is solid and reproducible. :) According to Sean himself, we should all know before very long because Orbo will be "in the market." I certainly anticipate that with very positive expectations!
Thanks for your kind words and for keeping in touch! :)
If you're wondering why people get so angry about Steorn then you need to read about fallacies, evidence, scientific method, and burden of proof etc.
The most fundamental lesson in life is not to believe anything without evidence yet for some reason this rule seems to go out of the window sometimes.
Since when did people decide to ignore that evidence is important?! What's even more shocking is that these believers claim to be part-time scientists.
The main argument given is that Physics has been wrong before and that there could be a problem with the law of conservation of energy. There's a huge problem with this argument.
We have to concede that the law of conservation of energy could be wrong. Currently the law has substantial evidence that it is correct. For us to doubt it we would have to have some evidence that it was incorrect.
Revolutions in our understanding of physics have happened in history and will likely happen again but there is no evidence that a revolution has indeed occurred.
If we're not going to base our beliefs on evidence then we might as well believe anything and everything.
I am in complete agreement with you that evidence is essential; however, I am more in line with Patrick when it comes to the question of how to respond to Steorn absent that evidence, which admittedly has been "a long time coming." In my opinion, anger is possibly the least sensible if not the most ridiculous reaction. Why not just ignore Steorn? Simply leave them to hoist by their own petard? Laugh, and go on with your life!
On the other hand, Steorn makes no claim that conservation laws are incorrect, and so your remarks about conservation of energy are a red herring. Steorn does not to my knowledge consider Orbo a "closed system," even though they do not profess to understand precisely where the excess energy is coming from.
And so, rather than anger or ridicule, I have personally chosen to speculate that the Orbo IS an "open system" with energy coming, in some as yet unexplained fashion, through the channel of the magnets employed.
What might constitute evidence that Orbo works? The simplest possible evidence would be a machine that would day in and day out continue to run and supply energy. Forget about measurements and theoretical arguments. All Steorn has to do is show devices that, like the Energizer Bunny, keep going, and going and going. When Steorn has done that, and when enough eye-witnesses have observed that, the "evidence" will be irrefutable.
Meanwhile, might I suggest that you "chill out" and save your ammo for Steorn's promised public launch, just in case it doesn't meet your standards of evidence? Until then, there's not much more to argue about.
It is a shame that this forum has become a de facto organ for promoting "free energy" technologies that violate the laws of physics and are widely dismissed as fraudulent by the vast majority of the knowledgeable scientific community.¬† Yes, I know that there is the (inevitable) argument that the "vast majority of the knowledgeable scientific community" has, in the past, occasionally gotten it wrong, but those occasions have been quite rare.¬† As I have noted in a previous post to another thread in this forum, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.¬† And no one¬†has yet been able to provide evidence to refute the laws of thermodynamics.
Steorn, like Blacklight Power, will almost certainly never produce a commercial product based on its "science" because its science does not¬†work.
Speaking of BLP, by the¬†way, it is almost exactly 18 months since the first press release announcing¬†its revolutionary new technology, and promising commercial power-producing facilities in 12-18 months.¬† Still waiting.........¬†
Nice to hear from you again Alan, thanks for commenting.
I must however disagree with you. I think that the real shame is that the "knowledgeable scientific community" seems not to be content with simply going about their business while ignoring Steorn, but rather feels compelled to be up in arms about the whole matter. How is it that what Steorn does or does not do or show has seemingly become such a personal affront to so many?
I agree that exceptional evidence is required before wide acceptance of Steorn's claims. In my last comment I have tried to describe simply what I think that evidence would be. Do you agree with my assessment?
As observed in my last comment, Steorn is not at all pretending to refute thermodynamics, and so I consider that part of your comment off point.
Say, thanks for reminding me about Blacklight Power.¬† Although they may not be precisely "on schedule" according to previous announcements, have you seen this recent press release? It sounds as though BlackLight power plants are on the way.
Perhaps it's about time for another of my "shameful" articles about that fine company. :)
First, re Steorn, I've read enough about the company to know that the basic "physics" that is claimed to drive their generator does, in fact, violate the laws of thermodynamics.¬† As for why "so many" consider it a "personal affront," you'd have to ask the others that comprise the "many" for their opinions.¬† For me, I take it as an affront when pseudoscience is paraded as real science, and in such a way that people who are not particularly literate from a scientific perspective are led to believe that there's a real debate when the preponderance of evidence--including the laws of physics as we understand them--cries "fraud."¬† Frankly, I applaud those who are not "content with simply going about their business," but who are instead willing to come out publicly and say that the Emperor has no clothes.¬† Otherwise, there would be no pressure at all on companies like Steorn to actually try to prove their outlandish claims.
As far as BlackLight Power is concerned, I've seen all the press releases.¬† The "license agreements" described in those releases promise nothing in terms of when (if ever) the supposed "power plants" will be available to deploy.¬† I also find the way BLP has proceeded to be quite interesting.¬† If I had a new technology that could generate electric power at the minuscule costs that BLP claims, I'd be out there trying to sell it to the Exelons and Entergys of the world--not to mention to all the third-world countries that do not have the wherewithal to provide adequate electric power to their populations.¬† The economic potential¬†boggles the imagination, not to mention the potential for really fighting the poverty that plagues a significant percentage of this planet's inhabitants. Instead, BLP has chosen to contract with small, obscure, off-the-beaten-path utilities, coops, and developers.¬† One wonders why--unless, of course, the reason is that if BLP is unable to deliver on its promises, the licensing agreements¬†will simply vanish without the publicity that accompanied their establishment.
"Free energy" is today's alchemy, Fountain of Youth, and Holy Grail, all rolled into one.¬† The fact that John Galt could produce it in "Atlas Shrugged" is not evidence that it exists outside the realm of fiction.¬† Chase it as much as you please--I feel confident in saying that you won't catch it.
"I am in complete agreement with you that evidence is essential;"
Clearly not. You're speculating on something with no reason to and plenty of reason not to. If you speculate on this then the only reason you're not locked up in mental home is because you're keeping your other crazy speculations private OR you cherry pick what to speculate on because of your lack of understanding in logic, rationality, evidence, and science. Do you speculate about fairies?
"In my opinion, anger is possibly the least sensible if not the most ridiculous reaction. Why not just ignore Steorn? Simply leave them to hoist by their own petard? Laugh, and go on with your life!"
Because there are some people young in their education seeking answers in life that may be confused by this. It should be rationally challenged at every opportunity to avoid the travesty of confusing someone.
"On the other hand, Steorn makes no claim that conservation laws are incorrect, and so your remarks about conservation of energy are a red herring." etc. etc.
Please tell me what on earth you are on about. From Steorn's own website: "It is this variation of energy exchanged as a function of transaction time frame that lies at the heart of Orbo technology, and its ability to contravene the principle of the conservation of energy."
"Meanwhile, might I suggest that you "chill out" and save your ammo for Steorn's promised public launch, just in case it doesn't meet your standards of evidence? Until then, there's not much more to argue about."
Yes, there is. Why believe something without any evidence? Ask yourself that question. You're afraid of the answer. Don't be. Sometimes people are wrong but there's no need to be wrong twice.
Many Steorn believers refuse to enter into debate because losing the argument is incompatible with what they KNOW to be true. You're unique in that you are willing to engage in questions but can only give answers you're giving.
I'm not even going to waste my time trying to read this horrible garbage you attempt to write. Who do you think you're kidding?
You disappear for months and then come back expecting credibility? Respect? You've got a lot of guts, self-proclaimed deity. All you're doing is giving us all another reason to laugh at your foolishness. 29 days. Then what? Run away & hide again?
We¬†already have reliable sources. You are of no value. You never have been. I'll be back later to remind you of that (yet again).
I too don't see why you are so convinced that what Steorn will demonstrate will be revolutionary, in advance of that demonstration?
I remember mentioning to you in your last article, that the likelihood of this working is vanishingly small. There has never been a consistent observation of any process where the production of energy is unaccounted for. You say Steorn is claiming no violation of energy conservation, yet energy is allegedly produced with no idea, theory¬†or evidence as to where it came from - well excuse me if that sounds functionally identical to the¬†in situ¬†production of energy w/o an input to that process, i.e. a violation of energy conservation.
I would bet you $100 that this thing does not¬† produce energy, where none was observable going into it.
Steorn, the Emerald Isle's leading proponents of the art, shows off working machines and opens the tech up to anyone who wants a licence. This exciting event is due to happen sometime in the next week at the Waterways Building in Dublin, where Steorn is reported to be setting up something along the lines of their 2007 demonstration at Kinetica in London
While I'm a total skeptic on the technology (degree in Physics!), I have to support creator's position. If he and others want to spend their own time and money trying to produce incontrovertible evidence that this thing works, so what? I'm actually¬†glad they are doing it, just in case it does work, although I certainly wouldn't bother doing it myself.
The arguement that they should be opposed in order to save others from being misled¬†and losing time and/or money ¬†is nonsense, because our entire "civilization" runs on people being misled in order to seperate them from their time and money! That's exactly what every type of sales or marketing person tries to do. ¬†Not to mention every religion out there. If someone is dumb enough to get ripped off by Steorn, then they're going to get shredded in this dog-eat-dog world, and protecting them from Steorn won't change that.¬†
Finally, as an Irishman,¬†I can smell "blarney"¬†a long way off, and Steorn¬†reek of it! Although they may employ some engineers, they come accross as a marketing / PR¬†company who have bought a few¬†¬†ossilloscopes, set up a fancy website,¬†and are¬†asking for money for, quite literally, nothing! ¬†
Thanks for weighing in today, I appreciate your comments and your openness. As we watch and wait for Steorn and those of us working with Orbo to put on their next act, I hope you'll read some of my most recent articles on the subject.
To get to my complete column listings, scroll this page up a little bit and check on the "More Articles By creator" link, or any of the "Truth Realm" links in the article.
Jean Louis Naudin and others have been doing quite a bit of experimenting patterned after Steorn's technology, and even (or perhaps especially!) physics degree holders may eventually be surprised at the results.
And now 2009 is over.. and NO ORBO! Wow, who would have guessed....!!! It is absolutely mindboggling that some people just dont recognize an obvious scam like Steorn.
You know, if it walks like a scam, looks like a scam and sounds like a scam... then its a... [you figure out the correct answer here]
Well, if you believe in the Bible then i am not surprised that you buy this scam... Isnt it amazing how some people just wants to be fooled. It is people like you who hinders progress. Think about it. Repent.
Steorn's latest demo failed to impress anyone. The primary purpose of the company now appears to be to sell 'licenses' and demo equipment. The 'selling licenses' model is a hallmark of free energy and pseudoscience scams pioneered by Dennis Lee.
There is another reason that people become angry at¬† scams like Steorn, Blacklight Power and EEStor which posts here have overlooked. It's not just scientific foolishness but also iinancial and nvestment fraud. Steorn has spent millions of dollars of their investors money. BLP has wasted an estimated $60m in their nearly twenty year existence!
You can argue that Steorn's money is from private investors and it is theirs to waste, but they still divert investor money from other valid greentech projects with their wild claims. In BLP and EEStor's case, their money came from sources,including major public utilities, and venture capitalists who are indirectly funded by pension plans such as CALPERS. Not only are these frauds taking money from more deserving entrepeneurs, they are also taking it (indirectly) from the general public, which is plenty of reason to get angry about.
If you are right about Steorn (and all the others you've mentioned) it will be interesting to see how it all plays out. Steorn has recently promised that they will be "going on the road" with their equipment, including in the US. This month they have invited folks to come and run whatever tests they like on their orbo demonstrators at the Waterways.
I personally think Steorn are quite sincere in their belief that they have an over-unity technology of world-saving proportions. We shall see.