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ehhhh fusion still has huge issues, i don't think anyone has come up with a fusion process that actually gives us a net positive in overall energy output IIRC (the sun doesn't count :) )

but yes fusion has a lot of potential and worth exploring too.
Everything else simply won't work on the long run.

We are missing 3 key technologies to survive: fusion, matter replication and hyperdrive. :D
 

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Fusion the power of the future. Only 50 years away, and it always will be.
fusion is one of those things that sounds beautiful but has serious difficulties going forward.

you’re basically trying to replicate the conditions that matter is under at the core of the sun but without the huge gravitational forces the sun exerts on matter at its core (which is the main reason why the sun can actually generate energy through fusion). to replicate these conditions requires additional energy, that energy doesn’t just simply appear out of nowhere.

i do think it has a lot of potential and worth exploring (probably my more idealistic side and “wishful-thinking” part of me coming out :D ) but right now fusion power faces serious difficulties.
 

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i do think it has a lot of potential and worth exploring (probably my more idealistic side and “wishful-thinking” part of me coming out :D ) but right now fusion power faces serious difficulties.
I don't agree - I think we are much closer to have it then before. Quite a progress was made in Germany and Japan in last few years.
 

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Well in that case fusion is the power of the future. 8 minutes in the past and it always will be.
Not necessarily ;)

Inserting a pedantic quote...

Assuming that the Earth conserves its orbital angular momentum, the orbit of the Earth will expand proportional to 1/M(t), to 185 million km

But at that point, the sun will have expanded, so timing will change anyway. It's jitter on a solar system scale I guess.
 

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Not necessarily ;)

Inserting a pedantic quote...

Assuming that the Earth conserves its orbital angular momentum, the orbit of the Earth will expand proportional to 1/M(t), to 185 million km

But at that point, the sun will have expanded, so timing will change anyway. It's jitter on a solar system scale I guess.
Scotty would beamed us on time so nothing to worry about as we would be hitting warp 9 when schiit hits the fan.. :D
 

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So... just spit-balling here, mind you... what if we made an extension cord long enough to reach the sun....

Oh sorry, time for my meds... carry on.
 

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you are also basically at the mercy of the weather.
That's why you obviously put the solar cells in space and then connect them to Earth with 50,000km space elevator. Duh. It is like you've never even watched Mobile Suit Gundam 00. :facepalm: ;) Once you've accomplished that then you obviously can get to work on 18m tall humanoid robots powered by baryonic decay. If that proves too difficult there are always cold fusion and "degeneracy" reactors (all you need a spare black hole or two). It should be noted though these things are only for powering giant robots (between 18m–250m tall). They are not for unimportant things like "solving the energy crisis" or something.

Geez, it is like you guys don't even watch any Japanese animes. :p
 
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