My Stubborn Uncle: A Midlife Tale of Regrets- 平成の頑固叔父の反省物語

In order to put an end to global warming, we need to end the generation of power from fossil fuels, and make the change to gravity turbines. This is a story about my stubborn uncle, who developed such a device.

My Stubborn Uncle: A Midlife Tale of Regrets

No one knows all that much about my uncle. When he was younger, he loved to drink and argue, changed jobs a lot, and pretty much did whatever he wanted. At least, that’s what I’ve heard.

But when Japan’s Heisei era (1989-2019) began, he started to think about the Earth’s energy and, putting other concerns aside, began to immerse himself in research about gravity. He speculated that there may be some way to generate power using gravity, and started making prototypes. He came up with seven or eight of them, but each time tore them apart again, as all were failures.

He poured every penny he made into this, and after a while, he had burned through all his savings, all in the name of research.

In the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake, he became even more devoted to his research. With reckless abandon, he quit his job, and focused himself squarely on the problem that was lying in front of him.

And then last year, he finally finished it. When he stepped back, what remained was a gigantic prototype, and a similarly gigantic mountain of debt.

About two months after the prototype was complete, something strange happened to my uncle’s voice, and he ended up in the hospital. A month after that, there was an abnormality with his eyes. Then, he was struck with a case of sudden deafness. And to top it all off, he then had to have surgery for a myocardial infarction. Right now, my uncle is taking medication like it’s his job.

A couple of years back, my aunt apparently kicked him out of the house. “I never thought that my biggest commitment in life would actually be to getting gravity turbines adopted,” he told me, smiling wryly.

I guess he got what he deserved. But at the same time, even though my uncle is now in his 70s, he’s spending every day fighting to stop global warming, his eyes still bright with optimism. I see that, and I actually think he’s pretty cool.

If we’re going to put a stop to global warming, the leader of every country in the world is going to have to come to grips with this problem, and take action.

地球温暖化を止めるということは、化石燃料による発電を中止し、引力発電に変えること。
これは引力発電機を開発した私の叔父、大野三也の半生を書いたものである。

〜平成の頑固叔父さんの半生(反省)物語〜

叔父の事を深く知る者はいない。
昔は酒と喧嘩が大好きで、職を転々と変えるやりたい放題の人生だったらしい。

叔父は平成に入ると何を思ったのか、地球エネルギー、とりわけ引力の研究に没頭し始めた。
引力を使って発電することは出来ないものかと、試作品を作っては壊すという作業を繰り返して7、8回。すべて失敗。

収入のほとんどをつぎ込み、蓄えは底をついた。
ただの研究バカ。

そして東日本大震災後はますます研究にのめりこみ、叔父は後先考えずに仕事を辞め、ただひたすら目の前に立ちはだかる難題に向き合うようになった。
そして昨年、ようやく完成。
残ったものは、どでかい試作品と借金の山。

完成して2ヶ月を過ぎた頃から、叔父の声がおかしくなり、病院へ。
そのまた1か月後には、目に異変。
そして突発性難聴になったかと思えば、今度は心筋梗塞で手術。
今の叔父は、まるで仕事のように薬を飲んでいる。

そして2年前には、叔母から家を追い出されたようだ。
”これからは引力発電機を普及させるという使命感と共に生きていくことになってしまった”と、叔父は苦笑い。
”自業自得”とも思ったが、70歳を過ぎた今でも、地球温暖化阻止のために日々奮闘し、前を向いて目を輝かせている叔父は、なんだかカッコいい。

地球温暖化を食い止めるためには、政界各国のリーダーの理解と行動力が必要です。