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That article Fiz posted says they expect fusion to be achieved sometime this year.

years until viable.

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hey ready for me to kill the mood? Nuclear isn't an answer to any of our problems either.

firstly, there's not a lot of uranium known to be left in the world, and it's easy to find. As this handy little chart shows, we'll run out of uranium before we die if demand remains constant. Here's a hint: it's not going to remain at the current rate of demand.

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On top of that, Nuclear reactors take YEARS to build, and a couple more to come online. The plants obama wants probably won't be operating at full capacity for the better part of the decade.

This is assuming there's no one else in line for the absolutely critical parts that only three places in the world have the capacity to build. furthermore, they're incredibly labor/material/energy intensive, and it's difficult to say at which point the "green" part kicks in.

but basically nuclear power fascination is a stupid post modern dream left over from the fifties when people believed we'd be riding around in flying cars and that no matter how badly humans fuged up the environment in pursuit of their own selfish desires science would come around to bail them out. the only way to meet energy needs in the United States without digging up wyoming and turning the planet into venus will be the drastically restructure how we live, commute, work, travel, and grow food.

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years until viable.

Yes but it will still be exciting if they get it done and can begin making it usable.

And at the above: So in short we are screwed.

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And at the above: So in short we are screwed.

blame the baby boomers

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blame the baby boomers

I'm tired of blaming them.

Lets blame GWB and Obama.

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I'd say lets use anti-matter, but it would be impossible to make enough and as soon as it touches regular matter it would take out a city in the explosion.

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I'd say lets use anti-matter, but it would be impossible to make enough and as soon as it touches regular matter it would take out a city in the explosion.

The reactor would be in space.

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The reactor would be in space.

Which would help us none being that it would be too far away to use and would bankrupt the world to make enough to equal the size of your fingernail.

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Which would help us none being that it would be too far away to use and space still has matter in it.

We'll use Tesla's energy transmission and the annihilation will be what produces the energy we turn into electricity.

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We'll use Tesla's energy transmission and the annihilation will be what produces the energy we turn into electricity.

Have ya'll not seen Star Trek: Nemesis? Anti-matter's not a good idea, you mooks.

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