Humble hopes for 2024

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Carl White
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Humble hopes for 2024

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1. ZAP achieves Q(sci) > 1.
2. Helion generates net power.
3. SpaceX launches and lands a Starship.

Very humble hope:

4. IVO's Quantum Drive demonstrably works.

Also:

5. The USA doesn't go crazy during its election year.
6. Conflicts in Ukraine and Israel don't escalate.
7. China doesn't invade Taiwan.

Skipjack
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Second those hopes...

mvanwink5
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Good list! :D
Counting the days to commercial fusion. It is not that long now.

JoeP
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Good list!
I'll add: no recession

Giorgio
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Post by Giorgio »

Carl White wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2024 11:41 pm
5. The USA doesn't go crazy during its election year.
As a non US citizen following US politics from abroad I had the feeling that USA already lost any rationale in the coming elections.....

Carl White wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2024 11:41 pm
Very humble hope:

4. IVO's Quantum Drive demonstrably works.
Same here, very little hopes but what a feat would that be if it proves to work.
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ladajo
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I am hoping we make it through another year without getting hit by a pop-up asteroid. The other stuff I can live with.
The development of atomic power, though it could confer unimaginable blessings on mankind, is something that is dreaded by the owners of coal mines and oil wells. (Hazlitt)
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George Church (or ...) launches hideously expensive but effective pet life extension program.
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