posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 06:04 PM
If I was Elon Musk, I'd be getting in touch with Electron Power Systems (blatantly had their reactor prototype on the web), EMC2 Inc. (also working
on reactors, but one I'd consider less optimal - the related tech/knowhow would still be very useful though), and the third which I can't recall but
I think was a spinoff of Zenith. (Company that did test bench equipment and CRT power supplies, but some other stuff in high-power switching and
industrial transformers. May have prior work with Fermilab too, as they were close geographically.) If they can come up with a more compact reactor,
Tesla would have the ideal chassis and power management system to run off of it. May not be a time-traveling Delorean, but it'd be an achievement to
have a very-clean fusion powered supercar that doesn't really need any refill but once a year.
BTW, those are the 3 which I've did some occasional reading on and thought they were fairly legit. Guys running them had backgrounds that checked out
and stuff like Arxiv papers if you wanted to dig. Combine their work under one roof, and I don't see why they wouldn't be able to make fusion work.
Also they contracted to DOD/DOE and both Lockheed and Grumman to varying degrees. I'd think that should be a reasonable clue for this kind of
So no big jump when Lockheed was working with 3 companies strong in this stuff, and likely cherry-picked or cross-trained people with them for
There was some other stuff I glanced across in the past, but it was either too sketchy, stayed tangental (ball lightning/Tesla stuff), or 404'd (no
longer on web). But a lot of the fusion stuff does go back to the 1990s at least. I wasn't exactly doing hard research on this, but had an occasional
curiousity bug as I think fusion would be achievable with the right approach.
No hacks finding that info btw. All stuff was browsable through search engines. Just going down 10 pages, or following links, being peculiar with
search terms, etc. Then cross checking college alumni sites, research sites, etc. (Good way to filter out most charlatans and hucksters.)
Still, I doubt we'll see much of this on the civilian side for a long time unless some non-U.S. companies are also on the right track and showing
signs of pushing it into production.