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Lethalmud t1_ir6xn9c wrote

It was always 10 years away if it was funded. It was never Properly funded.


geologean t1_ir7q0ah wrote

Isn't the joke among nuclear scientists that stable fusion is always 30 years away? The world just doesn't fund fundamental research well enough to see the kind of progress that gets hyped.


beatthestupidout t1_ir97jv8 wrote

No, the joke started out at around 50 years and it's been decreasing ever since. Now, people think the joke was that it was always 10 years away, but it wasn't. The jokes and reality are converging on a point around 15-20 years away.


dja_ra t1_irbx02m wrote

You can actually get there though, ask Xeno


dug99 t1_ir9b77w wrote

Fusion was 30 years away when the Physicists I worked with dismantled their Tokamak. That was 1994.


Randall-Flagg22 t1_ir90usd wrote

well the UK is building a Fusion Power Plant now. It won't be operable until the 40's but still, cool


Kiyan1159 t1_ir6yy2q wrote

Here's the issue with fusion, shielding.

It takes 10 feet of steel, concrete and glass to keep fusion radiation contained. And due to the nature of the radiation released by fusion, it transmutes matter. Actually turning lead into gold kinda thing, except it's more like getting Thanos snapped.

Fission is just the only viable energy for a sustainable future. Fusion would be absolutely baller, if it didn't kill fucking everything.

Edit: seeing as I'm getting down voted, I'll add more(here only because mobile won't load the replies I've gotten)

I'm talking about the neutron radiation from fusion reactions. It's incredibly dangerous and Kyle Hill even made a video on it if you're looking for more information. I believe it was the world's heaviest door video.


MechE420 t1_ir7kfnn wrote

What you just wrote is the most insanely idiotic thing I have ever read. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to something that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this thread is now dumber for having read it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.


sleepyjoeyy t1_ir9ob5x wrote

Lol Leave Billy alone. Didn’t bring him into this.