It has been suggested at various times that I should start an operation in the United Kingdom but - bearing in mind my age and medical history - I think this would be not a very sensible way to go forward.
I don't know whether you have done your calculations but, about two or three years back, I did a first assessment of what the first successful device would be worth and it came out at about 300 trillion dollars.
It doesn't matter whether you can or cannot achieve high temperature superconductivity or fuel cells, they will always be on the list because if you could achieve them they would be extremely valuable.
Now Stan and I were still working in secret at that time but, because of this development, we had to inform the University of Utah because we thought that they might need to take patent protection.
Now, of course, cold fusion is the daddy of them all in a way, in terms of value, so I think that viewed in a social way, from the point of social considerations and economics, it will tell you that this thing will stay around.
The problem is that replacement of Quantum Mechanics by Quantum Field Theory is still very demanding.
Usually, if you have a new idea, you very rarely break through to anything like recognizable development or implementation of that idea the first time around - it takes two or three goes for the research community to return to the topic.
I think British science is becoming more like American science - and then there is everybody else, I'm afraid.
You see, I am a very conventional scientist, really.
I think you know that I classify science as British science, American science, and everybody else.
If you assume that it was a valid experiment, then its disintegration reveals a very substantial part of what has been found since then, including the fact that you can get heat generation at high temperature.
American science is much more organized, much more hierarchical than British science has been.
At the moment I am taking a very careful look at some of the work which we have done in the past.
I am a caricature of what British science is about in the way I work.
I don't suppose I'll ever retire completely.
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