Steorn has released their long promised quarter one update. It consists of a slickly produced 5 minute video of CEO Sean McCarthy in a verdant park setting answering several frequently asked questions.
Here’s what’s new:
– During the first week of July, Steorn’s device will be given a public demonstration at a location in London. Steorn employees will be on hand to answer questions, and the event will be broadcast in real time over the web. Online spectators will also be able to interact with the Steorn representatives via live chat. While the July event had been indicated earlier, the online component is new and this public announcement commits Steorn to produce by putting their credibility on the line.
– Steorn’s “Jury of 12” scientists chosen to test the technology and release their results publicly is actually a jury of 22. Of the 5000 applicants, 1000 were trained scientists. Twenty two were chosen for their expertise and the level of “public confidence” in these candidates.
– The jury is currently in the process of reviewing the technology, and will begin testing it within “the next couple of months”.
As usual, Sean comes across as perfectly confident in the reality of his improbable technology. Looks like we’ll get one step closer to the truth come July.