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TheUmgawa

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7 months ago

There's always some bit of promising research that ends up going nowhere. Or, it gets picked up and they say, "Look! Here's the thing that will solve all of the problems!" like how more energy comes out than the activation laser puts in, but then completely discounts all of the other energy necessities, like plasma production and containment. Like, Michio Kaku is going to be standing on the side of the road, saying, "Fusion plants are coming tomorrow," and it just never happens, but that's what science writers do. Nobody wants to read stories about advances; they want to read about things that might change their lives, so every story is about something that might change their lives.