[extropy-chat] Forbes Magazine on Robotics
john.heritage at v21.me.uk
Mon Aug 21 15:06:47 UTC 2006
> Depending on your definition of far away. The ITER people say the Fast
> Track version of their plan, which needs many a billion being pumped in
> by about 7 countries, doesn't see commercial reactors till 2050. Big
> hot fusion is not going to come out of a garage.
> If you are hoping for self-rep nanotech to cheapen the building process,
> it seems to me that self-repped massive solar panel fields would be
> easier to design than a very complex reactor, and once they are built,
> bothering with fusion would seem less urgent.
Indeed, however fusion will also carry a lot of potential spin off advances
in terms of how we can manipulate matter and utilise things for our own
All the best,
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