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Odder  ·  611 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Water is wet, fire is hot and the Solar Roadway is a complete disaster

    If we can get fusion going, there's going to be much less of a need to make the world a solar panel.

I don't know if that's true. I don't think we're ever going to have one primary from of energy generation again, unless we build an electron pump or something. It's a lot harder to get a fusion reactor built than a solar panel or a wind turbine, and people aren't about to install a fusion reactor in their house in the same way they can put solar panel on their roof or a turbine in their backyard.

Plus, we aren't out of the woods as far as "is this even possible" with self-sustaining fusion yet, so I'd like to hope that the survival of our civilization doesn't depend on it ;).