Initial Responses

If polywell fusion is developed, in what ways will the world change for better or worse? Discuss.

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Initial Responses

Postby rj40 » Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:55 pm

What do you think the initial responses would be to the announcement of a working Polywell reactor?

From:
1. Governments
2. Corporations
3. NGOs

I had a discussion a few weeks back where some folks thought Russia would not be happy. Someone made the comment (half joking) that perhaps they would threaten to launch their missiles if this technology were used. I think Russia, and other oil dependent nations, would express hopeful optimism, but caution. Maybe we would see announcements stating there were dangerous defects in the design and that Polywell roll-out should be delayed – at least until they could re-tool their economies.

I think Corporations would be mostly happy; even oil companies. They are, after all, in the business of energy, and they never hesitate to lay-off oil workers when the market turns down. They will simply hire plasma physics folks and other related and switch their focus.

Not so sure about NGOs. I think most would be very pleased, but I can see some of the more vocal groups not being happy at all. Perhaps they would organize protests. My guess is they would demand UN control of the technology and (using the money saved from Polywell power) massive money transfers to developing countries. One name: David Suzuki. It would be fun to see his reaction!

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Re: Initial Responses

Postby Roger » Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:35 pm

I like the p-B11 resonance peak at 50 KV acceleration. In2 years we'll know.

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Postby Roger » Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:01 am

I like the p-B11 resonance peak at 50 KV acceleration. In2 years we'll know.

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Re: Initial Responses

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