As soon as I saw the patent image of the plane I thought of Di Vinci's Man. I thought about the difference between how it might have been drawn in 1490 vs 1977. Is there a Di Vinci out there today.
I am a history teacher and my learners and I have been studying the cold war and talking a lot about radiation. Perhaps Mr. Farnsworth should have included a disclaimer,
"Don't leave blueprints near working model."