Rather than fusion, we should build warp drive engines to generate electicity. Those put out huge amounts of horsepower by generating anti-matter. With that, we could build a warp-drive space ship of massive proportions and begin populating other planets. They are easily built too as is finding planets ready for human life.
Einstein proved that anything anyone can imagine exists. It is only a question of money. Money should be added to the elemental chart as it the key to understanding the universe. The universe was not created nor did it evolve, it was bought.
All it takes is money. If you have money, anything you can imagine exists
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It is always annoying when people response to reality - to real current issues and problems with some fantasy alternative in the unknown distant future as the way to avoid addressing actual real existing issues.
"This isn't like building a bridge," Hurricane told USA Today in an interview. "This is an exceedingly hard problem. You're basically trying to produce a star, on a small scale, here on Earth."
Picture yourself halfway up a mountain, but the mountain is covered in clouds," he told reporters on a conference call Wednesday. “And then someone calls you on your satellite phone and asks you, ‘How long is it going to take you to climb to the top of the mountain?’ You just don’t know.”
The beams of the 192 lasers Livermore used can pinpoint extreme amounts of energy in billionth-of-a-second pulses on any target. Hurricane said the energy produced by the process was about twice the amount that was in the fuel of the plastic-capsule target. Though the amount of energy yielded equaled only around 1 percent of energy delivered by the lasers to the capsule to ignite the process.
While applauding the Livermore team’s findings, fusion experts added researchers have “a factor of about 100 to go.”
"These results are still a long way from ignition, but they represent a significant step forward in fusion research," said Mark Herrmann of the Sandia National Laboratories' Pulsed Power Sciences Center. "Achieving pressures this large, even for vanishingly short times, is no easy task."
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So, with a 10 story building they produced power for a millisecond - only taking 100 times as much power to produce that power (meaning it sucks power rather than makes power) - for which according to them - and they are pro-fusion - they are now 1% of the way - maybe - with no mention of costs of an actual working unit.
This is really sad.
Nature is our most precious capital and it's irreplaceable. Once original ecosystem is destroyed, we can't buy another earth. There's no foolproof way to transport oil, not even pipelines, but I don't think private companies really care that much. There has been more than enough evidence gathered over the years to demonstrate that they do the bare minimum to meet regulatory guidelines, and now that regulatory agencies are bought off, there's even less being done.
Oil is dirty but I know we need it for the time being. It has to be possible to increase environmental safety while still meeting quotas. The bottom line here is that industry simply does not care, and government turns a blind eye. As a result the argument is becoming more and more black and white. With the billions they're raking in, companies can afford to do better. They just don't because the old world mentality is still running those companies.
People have become too desensitized to these stories. We absolutely cannot keep trashing the planet in this way. If what we're doing does not serve the next several generations, then it ought to be phased out with expediency. These profiteers do not care about anyone but themselves, and in a sane world they would not be allowed to continue with their behavior.
There is, of course, there are a few dangers of fusion in the context of making a mini-star. Lost containment and earth is instantly obliterated. But that's just a possible minor potential glitch during the development stage.
Fortunately, so far, obtaining the instant destruction of earth is proving difficult to achieve. But they are trying every possible way.