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Fusion

2023-03-13 00:00:00 / episode: 56

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Fusion. Do you know this word? Fusion? Fusion is a word to describe two atoms going together to make a different kind of atom. There are nuclear reactors all over the world today and they provide us energy, they're kind of dangerous and they also create pollution. They create waste, which is extremely poisonous. Fusion is what we want to invent. And that's sort of the nuclear energy of the future. The one that we have today breaks atoms but fusion makes new atoms and releases tremendous amounts of energy. It's probably 10 times more powerful than the fusion reaction reactors we have today. Plus it doesn't make poison fusion just makes good stuff for us. So people say fusion is clean energy and if we can get fusion to work for us to produce electricity, then many of the world's problems would be fixed. We wouldn't have so many energy problems. As for myself, I'm a little bit skeptical. Now, when I was younger, even until a few years ago, I thought fusion would solve all of mankind's problems. But now I'm a little bit worried if we have fusion. I think that might be too much power for man. And then we could go in and destroy new environments with fusion. You can have instant energy easy and you can live anywhere. You don't need to worry about where you're living because energy helps you create just about everything else. So all those beautiful, wonderful wild places will not be wild anymore as people start moving there because they have fusion. I'm sure there's other problems with fusion too. What do you think? Do you think fusion might be good or bad?