Archive for August 26th, 2005

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IBAP Science Journal, Vol III, Ed. 9

2005/08/26

Salem, Oregon

Low-level infra-red lights blink out in the distant surf near Salem. Transponders in the flotilla of buoys warn ships around, although no ships are expected through the area.

The buoys are a visual anomaly only; they seem to serve no purpose, that is, until you walk down the beach to what appears to be a driftwood beach hut.

As I neared the hut, the whine of electricity production came louder and louder to my ears. I turned to my guide and asked “Is thou sure this is safe?”

He nodded, and conducted me in to the hut, which goes underground and looks down on transformers, carrying power to Salem in what promises to be a technology as fruitful as the famed Tesla Reactors of Dalmatia.

Ecotopian scientists have developed a means of harnessing wave-power, converting the undulation through these buoys into 250 kilowatts of power each, enough that 500 of these power the entirety of the business districts of Salem and Portland

On entering the deepest portion of the power station, I’m greeted by Agnette von Johannes, pioneer of this incredible technology. When I asked her vision of the future, she said in her accented English, “There is tremendous potential in the oceans to supply energy for the world. Think of it! All the tiny islands of the pacific no longer dependent on combustion, but rather, a small number of power generating buoys, buoys that will generate power so long as the sun heats the oceans and the Moon orbits the Earth!”

Miss von Johannes is planning proposals for all of the major coastal North American countries to speak of this power generation ability, beginning with Montrei.

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