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The smart people did invest into renewable energy technology, when everybody was in doubt.
Free fuel is a free fuel. Every turn of the wind turbine is like a flow of money into the pocket of the people who build the wind turbine.
Right now there are a lot of old rich white men doing everything in their power to stop this becoming a reality. These men want us enslaved forever and would be prepared to kill the entire planet to maintain their grip on power.
The existing nuclear technology, nuclear fission, or splitting of the atoms, produces a lot of radioactive waste. This kid’s idea is to use nuclear fusion, similar to how the sun and the stars are doing it, is more efficient and less waste.
I was an engineer for a short time for an electric utility, so I don't have years of experience, but I do know this lacked the practical concerns of utility engineers working day after day to maintain and produce electrical power. The engineers I knew were upset with city and CA state officials, and they were upset with the policies they were being forced to follow. They are being pushed to do things they think are not feasible, at the moment at least.
As for wind energy in California, some mocked it openly. In general, everyone knows that solar and wind are unreliable, and battery technology is still not good enough.
In general, you should not think that practicing engineers are making policy. I know engineers that work in more legal ways and interact with state government, and they are not confident their concerns are being taken seriously. It seems the politicians are already convinced of what should be done, regardless of what the engineers say.
Interestingly, I also contributed to a class project on Thorium in college, but I misplaced the paper.
Anyone else kinda annoyed at how this guy talks....?? unnecessary pauses and stops in his sentences for the purpose of journalistic dramatic voice. every video. every time he speaks. He can make the simplest thing sound overcomplicated. "Tired from a long walk, they ate, their popcorn." "John F. Kennedy was President, of the United States" "The US is a worldwide presence looking, for none other, than change." Changing his pitch and tone multiple times in one sentence is particularly annoying. Sorry, but its great journalism, and while he is the President of VICE, this does not mean he is automatically a good journalist in the specific sense of how he sounds. Content and coverage is A+, for whatever my opinion may be worth on that.
With all the promise that renewable energy has PROVEN it can deliver, the clueless loser in the White House ran - AND WAS ELECTED - on a platform that is bound to keep us in the past, stuck to an earth that we are quickly depleting (no, of course it's not just America, but per capita, I do believe we are way past our acceptable share). And not only has he pledged (whoopee, he's kept those promises) to open up MORE of our pristine natural resources (ANWR, offshore drilling, federal preserves) in the name of LOWERING our energy costs, we have actually seen our gas and other costs INCREASE since he's in office. Thanks, "Mr." Trump. AND, of course, thanks to the idiots who actually BELEIVED this jackass enough to vote for him in the first place.
So if he can create energy that is hotter than the sun inside that metal cylinder without melting it down, why can't we build a spaceship that could get us closer to the sun without it melting? Bear with me; I'm not a science/space intellect, so I don't even know where to start looking up the answer to this, but I am asking a legit question.
That modem sound at the beginning of Vice videos sucks. If it was handshaking and trying to connect to another modem it would be more intelligent sounding, less annoying. It doesn't support Hayes V.32, V.32bis, HST, FAX protocol or anything.. maybe a 300 baud modem from a Radio Shack Trash 80 acoustic modem. FAKE! ha ha ha
Please stop. This is terrible we have wind and tides this is not a good idea. I can make a freaking windmill out of an alternator and I am not smart. Everybody that does something like this regrets it eventuallly to the point that the Nobel prize was created from a guilty conscience.
yeah I bet it will be historic.
We can not sustain on our current system eventually the wealth will all but completely transfer to a select elite fee & then chaos will ensue NEVER vote republican they bringing the end of humanity for their own personal gain FACT that’s a fucking FACT
ALER🚨ALERT🚨I think it’s more than obvious at this point that the Republican Party is driven by greed & is the most currupt organization on earth literally ( I’m a independent btw ) but every move by the republicans is based on money or profits they insist on repeating failures & enacting policies that they KNOW will fail because its in the best interest of the elite wealthy communities that now OWN the Republican Party all the party does is take orders from the billionaires out of a personal interest to profit
In the form of campaign donations & those donations don’t come free NO NO NO basically the individual says I’ll donate half a millions 500k & in backroom meetings they say for doing this I want you to enact X policy BUT me & my buddies have already bought your party peers so they understand what they need to do & will have your back because we’ve gave them incentives to basically do our bidding it’s the most disgusting organization I’ve ever witnessed I think the American mafia la Cosa Nostra has better ethics than the republicans seriously I understand democrats lack a back bone but I never vote republican & if you do your unamerican expatriot that is literally helping to bring our country to ruins this system we have currently is NOT sustainable the wealth will eventually transfer to the small elite community & once it hits this peak & our country’s in complete distress & chaos we will hit a breaking point & something like the bridesmaids tale might become a reality seriously we are in danger the Republican Party poses a serious risk to every American & the world if they are not stopped we are doomed NEVER vote republican of your American it’s your duty also as a human to put a stop to this corruption that plagued our communities & our country
United States no longer supports this project, Trump withdraw United States in order to support coal...the stupidity is really impressive ...By the way China and India took US part...So go ahead America stay with your lovely coal...the rest of the world is moving forward
Charles Anguiano in fact the rest of the world is not moving forward. Almost every nation is increasing the co2 emissions every year. Plus China and India's solar power projects are just jokes. You never wonder why Japan and Germany are scraping their solar power projects?
What Elon Musk and most politicians (including establishment Democrats like Obama) don't get, is: *Without social change, i.e. free education, free healthcare, high quality jobs for the many & unconditional basic income, NONE of this will ever work.* If you *neglect* the masses, they will keep voting against their own best interest, if you fail to educate the masses, they will be *seduced* by the next Donald Trump or by even more facist demagogs who promise easy answers.
Funny but for about $2000 cash you can get off the grid. Biodigestion has no waste. Fertilizer, fresh agua, natural gas. No infrastructure required. Completely autonomous, works when it snows with or without wind almost zero maintenance under your control....hmmm
I know i'm gonna get trolls for this but F it i don't care. Check out my over unity diaries on my channel and hot fusion is GARBAGE, cold fusion is much better and can be made in a pickle jar at room temperature R.i.P Eugene Mallove also on my over unity diaries...... The hot fusion people are retarded if they achieve over unity=more energy out then in... Then they will just tell the scientist he's crazy that he's breaking the laws of physics conservation of energy B.S.
Environmentalist logic 101: _I want all disposable plastics, SUV's, fossil fuels, luxury homes, and private jets BANNED right after we trash the streets during a BLM riot, drive our SUV's across countries, and go to my luxury house in my private jet so help us fight for trumps impeachment he got us out of the paris climate accord_
"There are gonna be days, weeks, where the wind isn't blowing, or the sun isn't shining." But... did you not earlier address the amazing battery technology Elon Musk has made available? Shouldn't the battery storage mean that wind and solar power are enough?
Once the fusion process "ignites" it will grow there is nothing we have that can hold that star, this is an example of men trying to do more than possible, and others will pay the price for one mans ignorance
if this fusion factory will someday blow up i cannot imagine the devastation of the land. this little "sun" will be extremely deadly. i hope they won't let this explosion happen. otherwise...it could be the end of everything here
It's cool to use solar energy and batteries, but can we recycle the components they are made of ? If there is no oil left, will we be able to ship all the components and materials necessary for their manufacturing ?
Will this kind of batteries will be able to power fabrics ?
The real answer is that we'll have to change our way to consume, consume way less and more local, there will be no magic answer to ressources shortage
The whole show is, unfortunately, just plain wrong. The shiny new energy future has been cancelled. This is because the world oil production system is already experiencing rapid thermodynamic shutdown. The net energy return on a barrel of oil is dropping catastrophically due to the rapidly rising entropy of the 150 year old process of oil production. The world economy is being starved of energy as the world oil production system consumes more energy than it produces for the general economy. As the price of oil continues to fall, investment in growing the capacity of alternatives will fall as well. At a point very soon, the US banks, which currently support unprofitable tight oil (about 5% of world oil production), will be forced to pull the plug. At that point, we will have an apocalypse, i.e. the end of modern industrial civilization and a massive human die-off. Sorry to be such a party pooper.---Futilitist
Nikola Tesla had already found a way to provide free energy for the world and he didn't even have to build something that would take 10 years to build. greed of money prevented us from having free energy
Well, extinction doesn't only come in the form of white walkers... Climate change is a real thing, but the world is too busy fighting each other over fossil fuels to see the real threat we're heading towards.
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