John Paczkowski

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Much Like Energy, BS Cannot Be Created or Destroyed, It Can Only Be Changed From One Form to Another

What we have developed is a way to construct magnetic fields so that when you travel round the magnetic fields, starting and stopping at the same position, you have gained energy. The energy isn’t being converted from any other source such as the energy within the magnet. It’s literally created. Once the technology operates, it provides a constant stream of clean energy.”

–Steorn CEO Sean McCarthy

If Steorn’s perpetual motion effort is anything like its e-commerce venture (and by all accounts things do seem to be going that way), the only thing in its future is insolvency. After claiming to have developed a means of producing free, clean and limitless energy out of thin air, the Irish tech firm canceled the mercilessly hyped first demonstration of its Orbo free energy device, citing technical difficulties.

Ah, undone by “technical difficulties”–the bugbear of all misunderstood inventors. Of course. And so the first law of thermodynamics, which states that energy can be neither created nor destroyed, will have to be broken another day.

“It’s too good to be true but it is true. It will have such an impact on everything we do. The only analogy I can give is if you had absolute proof that God wasn’t real. This is as big a claim as you can possibly make in the world of technology and science,” said Steorn CEO Sean McCarthy. “Five years ago, if I was watching this story from a distance, I would be thinking it was complete bull.”

Hey, you said it. Not me.


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