Re: Feo2: Calling all the Brains ...

Posted by Amaranth Rose on Jan 20, 2004 at 21:14

Re: Feo2: Calling all the Brains ... (DA Morgan)

It's all about power. What can be controlled in a utility can be wielded in anger. The hand on the button might not be sane.

The following words come to mind regarding fusion power. Some of you may be old enough to remember Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. Younger folks can ask their grand/parents about the sixties.

"Now the sun has come to Earth
Shrouded in a mushroom cloud of death
Death comes in a blinding flash
of hellish heat and leaves a smear of ash
And the sun has come to Earth

Now the sun has disappeared
All is darkness, anger, pain and fear
Twisted, sightless wrecks of men
go groping on their knees and cry in pain
And the sun has disappeared"

I realize those words were penned in response to "conventional" nuclear weapons, fission devices. I think as a species humans are not yet sufficiently mature to safely handle the sun in a bucket.

Which would you rather hold in your hand, a plutonium power rod, or a cup of plasma? The fourth state of matter is plasma, for the uninitiated.

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