posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 07:44 AM
So if we get to a huge conflict in the middle east, I believe it would lead to a huge leap foward in CLEAN technology that could help sustain the
energy needs of the planet.
I was just discussing what's going on right now with a friend and he mentioned the use of nuclear weapons, and it dawned on me, the US will never use
nuclear bombs in the middle east because it would destroy, or destroy access to, natural resources such as water and oil that the US (and world) will
obviously want for themselves.
On top of that, if it is WW3, the US will want to come out once again as a super power far out ahead of everybody else for the sake of the economy,
this means technology ahead of the rest of the world, much like what happened at the end of WW2.
So in order to achieve both of these, I think they would drop a "clean bomb" on Iran for example. What kind of device would it be? A positron bomb,
or an antimatter bomb. These bombs would be clean, no radioactive cloud, they would destroy all but preserve the environment.
This type of energy would then be out of the bag and lead to technological advancements based on it.
"Unlike regular nuclear bombs, positron bombs wouldn't eject plumes of radioactive debris. When large numbers of positrons and antielectrons
collide, the primary product is an invisible but extremely dangerous burst of gamma radiation. Thus, in principle, a positron bomb could be a step
toward one of the military's dreams from the early Cold War: a so-called "clean" superbomb that could kill large numbers of soldiers without
ejecting radioactive contaminants over the countryside.
Read more: www.sfgate.com...