[ExI] State of California supporting Bussard fusion research?

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Wed Jul 25 10:25:38 UTC 2007

On Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 08:58:58AM +0200, Dagon Gmail wrote:

>    Cheap fusion would be the answer. I have no qualms about christening

Cheap, small-scale power would be the answer. I don't see any signs that
fusion power will become cheap anytime soon.

In contrast to that, cross-over has happened with renewables in niches,
which since then are only growing.

>    the first
>    Bussard-based fusion reactor that's opened in, say, 10 years the

How about obtaining 13% from renewables sources, today?


How about doubling that, in 10 years? And becoming the world leading
exporter in renewable resource technologies? Sounds like a win/win
to me.

>    honorary
>    President A. Schwarzennegger reactor, because if he can pull this
>    miracle
>    energy source out of his chrome steel chest and hurl it into the

>From his shiny metal ass, more like.

>    desert to
>    light the way, i'll fall on my knees in worship. He will have saved
>    billions of
>    lives.

Politicians don't save lives, technologists do.

>    Unfortunately research, development and building of such an
>    unprecedented
>    device would take several decades outside the studios of Hollywood.
>    But at
>    least there *are* politicians that know roughly in what direction we
>    *should* be
>    headed to not fall off a cliff.

Stopping looking at political leaders would be a good first step.

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