[ExI] [wta-talk] MIT boffins crack fusion plasma snag
hkhenson at rogers.com
Sat Dec 13 04:44:03 UTC 2008
At 02:01 PM 12/8/2008, you wrote:
>On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 8:29 PM, Michael LaTorra <mlatorra at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Practical fusion power is truly the linchpin technology for creating a
> > better world. Without it, even nanotech, biotech, cogtech and
> cybertech will
> > be stifled by limited available energy. It's safer, less vulnerable to
> > attack, and potentially more decentralized than such solutions as solar
> > power satellites.
> > See http://latorra.blogspot.com/
>Yes. Owing to the brilliant advocacy of a few of us, I grew more and
>more interested in, and informed about, the prospective of space-based
>solar power -
I would like to make the point that space based solar power *is*
fusion. Gravity confined fusion. You only need about 10^33 grams of
hydrogen in a pile to get it to fuse.
Incidentally any big neutron source is a potential problem what with
all the depleted uranium scattered around.
>something i have never really been in more or less
>dreamy rhetoric about other "renewable", and more fashionable, energy
>sources - but controlled fusion still sounds to me as an irremissible
>goal in the march towards a world where the two only real resources
>and limiting factors are going to be information and energy.
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