great online explanation and demonstration of the technology. But bad luck being what it is, neither Chuck nor I knew that my old friend Ed Zander was about to leave Motorola. As a result, Chuck and his company have been spending the last four years gainfully employed doing contract mineral exploration. He loaned me one of the devices on the condition that I DO NOT contract my services in any way shape or form, so I've satisfied myself with little neighborhood experiments and finding the occasional piece of lost jewelry around the house. The H3 is currently being used to detect IEDs in the Middle East. As a writer of fiction, however, my imagination explodes with possibilities for using this remarkable technology. Here are a few:
- Imagine parking an H3 unit on an overpass above a major highway, and radioing the license plate numbers of vehicles carrying drugs or explosives to highway patrol or federal agents waiting up the road.
- Use a drone aircraft flying over Iran to give exact GPS locatins (including depth) of weapons-grade nuclear components. Naturally, Israel might use this data a little differently than the USA or maybe the UN. One thing is certain: H3-generated intelligence might have yielded better WMD data prior to Operation Iraqi Freedom.
- Finally, because the H3 "excites" the elements for which it is looking, an admittedly far-out use of nano-ionic resonance would be to actually plant The Perfect Virus in stationary devices that are not connected to the outside world and are located deep underground or behind formidable defensive barriers. Yes, this is one or two major PhD dissertations away, but wow, consider the possibilities.
- It's not inconceivable that nano-ionic resonance could be used to read the contents of deeply hidden flash memory devices.