[ExI] [wta-talk] MIT boffins crack fusion plasma snag

Mike Dougherty msd001 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 16 03:32:31 UTC 2008

On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 2:28 PM, Stefano Vaj <stefano.vaj at gmail.com> wrote:

> Our societies are perfectly capable of wasting enormous amounts of
> money against very dubious returns (at a private as opposed to public
> level, the dot-com bubble comes immediately to mind). The problem is
> its growing inability in investing in breakthroughs, the reasons of
> which are IMHO more cultural and structural than economic.

Anyone know who's building Dubai?  The group who builds islands shaped like
palm trees so they will look cool on google maps might find the idea of
power satellites "neat" enough to write a check with a dozen zeros...

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