posted on Aug, 27 2006 @ 11:51 AM
Anti-matter seems like the "ultimate" in energy sources, Yarium. But, there is another energy source that is well, alot more plausible. Cold
fusion. Yes, we can currently, we have the ability to create fusion reactions with particle accelerators. But, the idea behind "cold fusion" is to
create a stable enviornment in which to create fusion reactions. THe one thing that makes fusion so nearly limitless is the fact that in fusion
reactions, one needs only to blast small particles from every-day elements at other particles from again, every-day element. This, in turn, creates a
radioactive element. In normal nuclear fission reactors, which are your every-day nuclear reactors, you need to find and mine and exctract and purify
radioactive substances, which are as rare, or rarer in some cases than gold. With cold fusion you could take just about anything and get power from
it (Like the Hydrogen in the H-bomb). Voila! Cold fusion. The only problem is controlling the reactions. Fusion reactions are much, much more hard
to control than fission reactions. As seen in the H-bomb. Harnessing the power of Fat Man and Little Boy was hard (and dangerous) enough.
So, I don't know about anti-matter, considering it is still basically a theory. But cold fusion seems like it would be the next big step in energy
production to me. Finding an efficient way to do that would make high energy bills a thing of the past, if they even exist.
Maybe we'll solve the gas problem by making cold fusion cars, like nuclear powered naval ships. I think I'll just stick to the much
less-volatile gas, myself.