Inventor John Kanzius was looking for a cure for cancer and accidentally found a way to produce energy by burning saltwater. He uses a radio frequency generator to release the hydrogen and oxygen in the saltwater to produce an intense flame. Watch the video below.
The implications of this discovery are earth shattering - - or should I say earth saving.
Imagine a time in the near future when we fill up our cars with saltwater instead of gasoline. Imagine all of the ecological disasters that could be avoided (no more super tankers filled with oil).
How would the policies of the US change in the middle east? How many wars would be avoided if gasoline was replaced by saltwater?
This invention by Kanzius reminds me of economist, entrepreneur and professor Paul Zane Pilzer wrote a book entitled "Unlimited Wealth - The Theory And Practice Of Economic Alchemy". Pilzer suggests that because of technology, we have an unlimited number of resources. From the book:
For the past four hundred years, virtually all practitioners of the dismal science we call economics have agreed on one basic premise: namely that a society's wealth is determined by its supply of physical resources--its land, labor, minerals, water, and so on. And underlying this premise has been another, even more profound, assumption--one supposedly so obvious that it is rarely mentioned: namely, that the entire world contains a limited amount of these physical resources.
This means, from an economic point of view, that life is what the mathematicians call a zero-sum game. After all, if there are only limited resources, one person's gain must be another person's loss; the richer one person is, the poorer his neighbors must be.
Over the centuries, this view of the world has been responsible for innumerable wars, revolutions, political movements, government policies, business strategies, and possibly a religion or two.
Once upon a time, it may even have been true. But not anymore.