I'd like to apologize to Prof. Randall for throwing him into this blog like this but someone did send me a powerpoint Randall put together where he presented his thoughts on EEStor in public. And so, I attempted to contact Randall to get his side of things and ask if he would be willing to write up a brief overview of his thoughts. I can't guarantee unlimited space but would be willing to let his voice be heard.
At this point, I'd like to make a few distinctions based on some related concepts. Many people think that EEStor's work is already known enough to say it won't work. A second set of people believe that EEStor's maneuvers through the patent process mirrors a well thought out plan to avoid detection by would be competitors. A smaller subset of people seem to think a very very well orchestrated set of smoke screens have been put together by EEStor, Kleiner, etc in this regard. These same people say that the Clive Randall's of the world are getting wrapped around the axle with regard to EEStor phantoms. (As RG Collingwood pointed out, two statements cannot be considered contradictory unless they are both intended to answer the same question) On the other hand, there are people in the capacitor world that I've talked to who have worked in this area (with barium titanate) who say EEStor is challenging 50 yrs of understanding. So what is the truth here?
Here's my leaning. For EEStor, if many of the collected insights turn out to be true---that chemicals are going through a production process and spitting out on the other side then something is afoot there, no? :-) I guess for me it's kind of like, to what degree would you go to pull off a such a scam? Secondly, I asked my capacitor expert today the following, "So, given where we are with this thing and some of the doubts you've shared with me, is there even a test which would convince you EEStor is for real?" The response, "Permittivity. If a 3rd party provides that, then Wow, the world we know today will change dramatically." So there you go. Is this suspense enough for you? Investors, are all your gambling juices flowing? What's it going to be here?