Polywell and Peak Oil

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

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Postby BSPhysics » Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:24 am

"PEAK OIL DOES NOT MEAN WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF OIL, ONLY THAT PRODUCTION WILL"

Extremely true and thanks MSimon for clarifying my point. The price of oil if politically unshackled would be extremely cheap. $20 bbl? Probably not but my original post had the intent of saying there is still so much potential supply of oil that is available now at less than easy, light sweet crude price that it is pure speculation at best when a peak will ever occur at current prices. Especially when you consider the quickening pace of recovery technology which is growing as fast as the current price rise.

JoeDead, one ace up your sleeve is the extreme economic growth rates of China, India, and Russia along with their current strain on oil consumption. As the 2nd and third third world claws its way into the 21st century, oil consumption will be extreme in two decades. However, I would counter that Russia is currently executing a mad dash on the remaining known and speculative oil fields like the north pole and other places, further giving rise to even more production over the next 25 years. I'm convinced the latest war in Georgia is a perfect example. Part of its purpose is to strangle hold the west, especially Europe. The USA better get its head out of its you know what and start selling oil to our allies before Russia's new cartel extorts them like the Saudis and Venezuelians extort us. Meanwhile, our politicians might still be bickering about everything from polar bears and caribou to excuses like "it will take too long to do any good anyway."

The absolute trump card in this entire scenario however, is a disruptive technology like BFR's and pure electric cars. Not to mention, CNT wires to deliver the currents at even cheaper prices. I'm crossing my fingers but if I were king of the world, I'd hedge my bet on drilling for now.

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Postby BSPhysics » Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:08 pm

"When this much money is on the line, things happen."

You betcha.

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Postby tombo » Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:30 am

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