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The 18 Most Suppressed Inventions Ever

Conspiracy theorists, get your tin hats--these 18 inventions died, but who killed `em? The government? The Illuminati?

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The 18 Most Suppressed Inventions Ever. Conspiracy theorists, get your tin hats--these 18 inventions died, but who killed `em? The government? The Illuminati?
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Male, 40-49, Europe
 12381 Posts
Monday, August 20, 2012 12:00:33 AM
6) Water powered vehicles. Utter bollocks from start to finish.

7) Chronovisor. Seeing into the past and future. Yeah, right.

I've changed my mind. I`m not bored enough to bother with all this ludicrous drivel. My deliberately ridiculous claim about archmagi and elves is looking very sensible in comparison.

Male, 40-49, Europe
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Sunday, August 19, 2012 11:57:35 PM
What the hell, I'm bored. So I`ll do them all:

1) EV1 didn`t make a profit. No suppression needed. Electric cars aren`t ready for mass use today and they were much less so back then.

2) Streetcars...partly true, but people don`t like fixed-route buses anyway.

3) That Lupo was a special model that was never intended for mass sale because it wasn`t commercially viable or practically useful. Its target was 78mpg if you`re using USA gallons, not 99. And it was crap in every way.

4) Free energy. Oh goody, more silly lies about Tesla. Nobody with a thought in their head believes it.

5) Cannabis the cancer cure suppressed by the silly USA government making it a schedule 1 drug...there`s a world outside the USA and research into the medical applications of cannabis goes on there (here in the UK, for example). And no, the results aren`t a cure for cancer. Although THC in high enough doses does kill cells and that might be useful.

Male, 40-49, Europe
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Sunday, August 19, 2012 11:34:04 PM
As for cold fusion having been invented and suppressed, it's just plain silly. May as well claim that a party of archmages and elven artificers created magical artefacts that are powered by mana and produce terawatts of clean energy, but Sauron killed them or something, blah blah blah.

Actually, that`s a bad example. It`s too internally consistent to compare with the raving conspiracy nutjobbery and it hasn`t been proven false repeatedly. So it`s much more plausible than the conspiracy babbling.

Male, 40-49, Europe
 12381 Posts
Sunday, August 19, 2012 11:26:55 PM
#18 Hemp supression is real, simply because it looks a lot like pot.

It's the only one of these silly conspiracy babblings that has any basis in fact...and hemp "looks a lot like pot" because they`re the same plant - cannabis sativa. Hemp is just a name given to cannabis plants with low levels of THC. So there are potential problems with disguised large-scale growing of cannabis plants with higher levels of THC. It`s still hemp, technically.

Besides, hemp is grown outside the USA anyway. Here in the UK, for example. It`s not the miracle plant advocates make it out to be.

Male, 40-49, Europe
 12381 Posts
Sunday, August 19, 2012 11:10:47 PM
Hopefully by 2020 there will be a working fusion reactor making more energy than it uses.

Bizarrely, the European 70-year fusion power project that started ~1970 is still ahead of schedule. A massive international technology project with that length of foresight is remarkable anyway, but for it to remain ahead of schedule is stunning.

2020 isn't the planned date for a sustained Q>1, though. 2020 is the start date for ITER, the research facility that`s the next step towards it. 2019 now - they brought it forward because they`re ahead of schedule again. 2027 for full power, although there`s talk of bringing that forward maybe as far as 2019 because of the breakthroughs at JET.

But an actual power station still isn`t on the cards before 2040. ITER is a research facility. Full power would be Q=~10 and a 500MW output, but it`s only expected to be sustainable for a few minutes.

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