Look at it this way: if you can power things, wire up your prototype so you can disconnect from the power grid. Use the money saved from buying that power to finance your own company and file the patents to make yourself rich. Heck, if you can do that, form your own power company and start selling power to the neighbors. You would be a billionaire in no time, and you wouldn't need scientists to "test your idea", since it would be blatantly obvious to everyone except liberal democrats that it worked.
You don't have to even do it on a large scale. If you could create a device that replaces batteries permanently, you could make billions off of that alone, not to mention selling the rights to incorporate your technology into every powered appliance in the world!
But, they never do this. They always want other people to look at it, and then try to get "investors" to put money into it. Then they are always "just this close" to making it work, and if only they had some more investors . . .
And the cycle begins again. They want more people to look at it, and then they need more money to "perfect" their device. . .
Kind of like the people who develop get rich quick schemes, then sell them.
"They always want other people to look at it, and then try to get "investors" to put money into it. Then they are always "just this close" to making it work, and if only they had some more investors . . ."
Then, when the spiel doesn't work, or work well enough to satisfy them, they fall back to the "large forces are conspiring against us" ploy.
It never ceases to amaze me that when someone creates a revolutionary product they can't use the device to make money. If this works, they should just create a prototype and do the things they just claimed they could do, instead of having some one look at it first.Of course. If they really had something, they'd build a small demo, get some intial investors, build a bigger demo, get some big investors and after awhile they'd have a product and a market and they'd never need the "blessings" of the scientific community.
But of course they've got squat, so they have to squawk-a-lot.