First, I'll be very interested to see which entities try to retard progress in this area. A lot of groups would lose a lot of political clout if we moved away from fossil fuels. This would include oil companies, oil producing states and the AGW industry, and a number of academic institutions.
My guess is that as this technology nears viability, almost insurmountable regulatory roadblocks will arise, as well as vague but passionate "environmental concerns." I expect that there would be calls to delay development to avoid destabilizing parts of the global economy.
Also, in the same month that we got this news and the "lightsaber" article, I once again find it astonishing that our major existential external threat continues to be the resurgence of a savage medieval social model bent on domination through violence and insane genocide.
Quod scripsi, scripsi
One of you will end up here next!
I know a few engineers there. I didn't get a "NO", but they did'nt deny it either.
Fusion power is still a long ways off but I think eventually it will be a cheap and effective and sustainable power source.
The European reactor is the only one that's being advertized.
I promise the US and other Countries have been working towards a fusion reactor for decades
Last edited by Fenton; 10-09-13 at 07:13 AM.
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