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2008 Oct 21

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From:theobviousname
Date:2008 Oct 21 - 22:30 (UTC)
Fie! I cry "Fie!" on ye of little faith, Fie! For the great and true god Fusion will save us all! *

* For certain values of "all." Please see annex 1 for the definition of "save." This is not a guarantee. YMMV. HAND.
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From:unayok
Date:2008 Oct 22 - 01:14 (UTC)
Yes, and 80% PV cells... and Space-based powered satellites built by Space Elevators and aided by room-temperature superconductors.

Cornucopian delusions, one and all. For planning purposes, consider the tech we're going to have in the power down is the tech we have released now, or under commercialization research (i.e. working on economic break even) less than 5 years ago. Anything else is unlikely. Possible, but you don't plan on miracles. Unless you're an economist...

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