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originally posted by: grey580
a reply to: Zaphod58
I love these announcements.
It's like. Hi everyone we just nudge nudge wink wink "had a breakthrough" in Fusion power.
What? That thing over there floating silently?
Yeah I can neither confirm nor deny it's existence at this time.
But If I could talk about it. Wouldn't it be cool if it was powered by some fusion reactor that we've had since the 80's?
originally posted by: mbkennel
Unfortunately I'm more skeptical now.
The actual announcement is that they are now seeking partners in academia and government labs.
If they really, truly, had a 5 year timeline to a fully working reactor (as was the original promise), they wouldn't be looking for partners. The CEO, not the techncial lead, would showing off results to boost the share price.
originally posted by: ArmyOfNobunaga
Going to toss out a conspiracy theory here....
But the lockheed skunk works division supposedly has been working on this for 60 years... reverse engineering anyone?
The time frame is correct.