"While I'm sitting here drinking coffee..."

Thu, 24 Jul 1997 10:31:36 -0400 (EDT)

I have a question for you technical types:

Reference : SHIVA a science fiction book of some years ago which postulated
drawing power from the Ionospher by "shorting' it to ground using laser beams
to ionize a path.

Reference: Forest Bishops Web Page...his article on an Antartic Mass Driver
(Orbital Catapult ) ...in which he speaks of the "initialization" of a

my question: what would happen IF a pathway to the ionisphere is
ionized...surely current would flow...hell of a lightning bolt? Or
not....please elucidate.

Roswell New Mexico