A Head for Business?
While some people have described you as a visionary and entrepreneur, others have described you as less strong when it comes to the nuts and bolts of building and running a business. How do you respond to that?
The magazines I were building were growing by 50% a year for eight years. How's that for management? I think the people who worked for me liked working for me and enjoyed it. I gave responsibility to people.
So what's the next big thing in technology?
What would you think of a $20,000 car that never needs fuel -- with a proven technology? You've heard of cold fusion? When I heard about it I said, "Wow, it needs a magazine." So I started Cold Fusion Journal in 1994. I finally gave up publishing that because the developers kind of disappeared or got killed and there was nothing new coming in.
Killed? People were murdered?
When I published Cold Fusion Journal, I got Eugene Mallove [to be] the editor. Well, he went off to start another magazine, but he made the mistake of trying to organize a congressional hearing on cold fusion. So he got murdered.
Law enforcement speculated his death was the result of a robbery gone wrong. Who would want to murder him?
Who wouldn't in the oil business? We're talking about a unit about the size of a dishwasher that could provide all of the heat and electricity that a home would need.
What do you think it would take for cold fusion to become a reality?
Not much. Somebody has to put a couple of million into the development and R&D for practical units. It's been proven. Jim Patterson, an inventor down in Sarasota, Fla., demonstrated a cold fusion cell at a conference, and he had it carefully metered. He had 1 watt of power going in and 1,000 watts going out for the length of the conference.
Are you doing anything to promote the technology today?
No, I'm waiting for the opportunity. Opportunity will tell me when to do something.
What are you doing in the meantime?
I'm publishing New Hampshire ToDo magazine. I'm pushing my book The Secret Guide to Health, which explains how you can cure any illness with no drugs. You don't need pharmaceuticals at all if you don't make yourself sick. If your immune system is strong, nothing bothers you. And you have a strong immune system if you don't put poisons in your body. It's that simple.
You have said that you no longer believe that Americans went to the moon. That the events of 9/11 are incorrect. That fluoride is bad for people, and that most of the food supply is toxic. That cell phones cause brain tumors. And that the Fed should be abolished. Are you a conspiracy theorist?
I'm into conspiracy facts. Whenever something unusual comes along and there's a conspiracy theory I say, "OK, let's read about it and find out what the story is here. Let's get the data."
With regard to the trip to the moon, it's pretty simple. You've seen the pictures of people with the moon dust. You can't have dust on the moon. You can't have dust unless you have atmosphere of some kind. But that's just one [piece of evidence]. We didn't have the technology at that time. They were using slide rules.
Of all your accomplishments to date, of what are you most proud?
I feel most proud at having changed the world. The cell phones, the personal computers. I feel that I have changed the world more than any other living person by pushing these technologies. Somebody else would have done it, but I did it, and I'd like to go on and be the one that spreads health throughout the world, puts the medical industry in the business of accidents only and gets rid of oil.
Also I would love to revolutionize the school system and make it so that we are actually teaching people to think.
Any plans to retire?
Why would I want to retire? I enjoy making things happen.
Well, you are 86 years old.
I was doing a TV show over in Manchester [N.H.] four years ago, and one of the other fellows there was a psychic. I met him one day when I was taping, and he shook hands with me and looked at me and said, "You're going to live to be 120!" So I figure I have a few years left.
This story, "Tech Trailblazer Wayne Green: Still on a Mission" was originally published by Computerworld.