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Along with my brother's reasoning on the methods and thoughts this guy had, we both came to the conclusion he simply did not understand business. No, I'm not talking about the 51% part directly, I just mean patents and licensing. Besides, even IF he sold out, it'd probably take a couple years for someone to reverse engineer his material, and even by that point, how many hundreds of millions of dollars would he and his family have from "early adopters" / the first companies to work with him? There's a time where it's all about the money and where all about the money is overshadowing good judgement. Unfortunately I think for him it was the latter.

Too bad these interviews didn't get to the bottom question of having Maurice answer what's the point then. He made a great invention but let no one use it.
Agreed. In the interview he claimed to have been developing this out of his passion to make something safer, but then it seems like he became overly greedy because of it, and now no one will benefit from it (yet?).

To be honest, if I were to develop something like this, I'd be thankful if it could more than pay off expenses (then again, i'm a pretty low-maintenance person in terms of money), but more importantly, I'd want it to go to benefiting general society/population, and not only into the hands of defense contractors (sounded like that's who he was dealing with at the time).
    
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Agreed. In the interview he claimed to have been developing this out of his passion to make something safer, but then it seems like he became overly greedy because of it, and now no one will benefit from it (yet?).

To be honest, if I were to develop something like this, I'd be thankful if it could more than pay off expenses (then again, i'm a pretty low-maintenance person in terms of money), but more importantly, I'd want it to go to benefiting general society/population, and not only into the hands of defense contractors (sounded like that's who he was dealing with at the time).
Unfortunately that is mainly where the real applications lie, is with defense contractors, anything to do with fire, and any type of super hot burner.
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Unfortunately that is mainly where the real applications lie, is with defense contractors, anything to do with fire, and any type of super hot burner.
You could put it on hypersonic aircraft as the material for the leading edges, which i know get very very hot. A material like this could make spaceplanes a reality.
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You could put it on hypersonic aircraft as the material for the leading edges, which i know get very very hot. A material like this could make spaceplanes a reality.
But the only people who have any real experience with space is your aerospace defense contractors: Boeing, Lockheed, etc. I mean, you could see it to Air Bus, but I would imagine they would have troubles with it.
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Unfortunately that is mainly where the real applications lie, is with defense contractors, anything to do with fire, and any type of super hot burner.
Absolutely agreed, but his decision for which entities to deal with don't really align with his claims of developing a material to keep people like airline passengers more safe. Not saying it wouldn't eventually trickle down to that level, I think he just got greedy. :/
    
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Absolutely agreed, but his decision for which entities to deal with don't really align with his claims of developing a material to keep people like airline passengers more safe. Not saying it wouldn't eventually trickle down to that level, I think he just got greedy. :/
The funny thing is, he got greedy and he ended up just not selling it and not making a penny. I believe the article said he recently died too. I'm looking forward to see what his family will do with this giant treasure trove of a material.

If this material would be suitable for use in air compressors, then we would have a whole new wave of ultra high power/efficiency turbofan engines (what most "jet" planes use). As an aerospace engineer, this excites me!
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I can totally understand his paranoia. Greedy corporations and the Chinese would take his formula and profit.
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I can totally understand his paranoia. Greedy corporations and the Chinese would take his formula and profit.
ok mr yugioh (jinzo = ur name, yata garasu = ur avatar)

its not that theyre greedy. just their plans and ideas do not agree with the general public.
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