Profit of Doom
Profit of Doom - Description The genre of this work is somewhat unique in nature. It most appropriately fits into a sub-category known as ‘Hard Science Fiction’ meaning that it is based upon legitimate and contemporary science that is possibly extrapolated to levels just beyond currently applied science. It seeks to explain some of the complex social reasons that known science is not always fully applied. This story tells of two more or less ordinary families who very innocently become enmeshed in a conspiracy that is international in scope. The political and economic roots of this conspiracy occurred in the years between the Great Depression and the beginnings of World War II. Then and today this conspiracy manifests itself as the President’s Council on Economic Impact and Planning or as it is known in some circles, simply the Council. The Council’s origin in the difficult time of recovery from economic depression and anticipation of war was judged as necessary by those in power during the middle years of the Roosevelt administration. It continues to exist today because their successors perceive uncontrolled technological advances to be a threat to the well-being of our nation and the world as a whole, but even more so, to themselves and the business interests they represent. As is frequently the case with governmental agencies, the structure and power of the Council have grown far beyond anything its founders might have anticipated. The basis for this story may be, at least in part, true. There are valid reasons to believe that it is. The central character, Larry Knight, is an engineer involved in development of automotive components with Design Tech, a contract engineering firm located in Michigan. That firm’s principal clients are Detroit’s big three and their derivative organizations. When a series of coincidental events cause Larry to recall a fascination he held for permanent magnets during his childhood and teen years, he decides to begin again his earlier efforts to build a motor powered by them. After enlisting the aid of Jim Batey, a fellow employee and friend at Design Tech, they are eventually successful beyond his wildest dreams. Being absolutely convinced that their discovery is the answer to the world’s energy problems, they begin their attempts to acquire patent rights. At this time they learn the magnitude of the Council’s power. As will you. Thank you
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