Here, Take It. It's God's Gift.
By Steve Cooper
As dreams are born, they begin their struggle to grow to reality. Perhaps the dream is a flying car or simply a new device to wash dishes . Lurking in the shadows is often a natural enemy waiting to drive these dreams back into the state of nothingness. This enemy is limited energy, a darkened place that is the haunt of most of humanity's nightmares; hunger, drought, even war and terrorism are bred in these shadows.
Of course, we have many wonderful dreams that have made it to reality; inventions that make life so much more enjoyable. But even for the dreams that have been born, the darkness of limited energy restricts their travels to the wealthy nations. To the poor, they remain only a dream.
Fusion is the light of creation, giving us the sun and the light of day, where whimsical dreams and fantasies can try their wings. What would happen if we held this gift of unlimited energy? Our imaginations would birth dreams that have been trying to form since the beginning of human history.
The dream of feeding the world's hungry would rise from desalination plants, giving us all the fresh water we need through the unlimited energy of fusion, Once we have fusion the demand for oil will plummet, causing the price of oil and therefore the cost of plastic to fall. The pipes to carry desalinated water to any place in the world can be made out of plastic.
In areas where the temperature is too cold to raise the needed food, the now inexpensive plastic would be used to make greenhouses; all heated with fusion energy.
Terrorism is funded by petrodollars. With fusion, the billions of gallons of oil that are used to make gasoline every year would no longer have a market. The use of oil as a base for other products could be easily satisfied with our own oil. Taking away the limit on energy will help the world to find peace a much more doable goal.
To unwrap God's gift of fusion will take some research, but only a very tiny fraction of the global economy is being used to fund the one invention that would set humanity free from so many nightmares. Yet in America we spent $465,000,000,000 on cosmetics per year. $60,000,000,000 on pet products. We should be going after fusion as if our life depended on it. Unfortunately, those whose life does depend on this, the hungry, have no voice in promoting the research.
Those in the developed countries talk of fusion as an academic conversation, To millions it is a conversation about life and death, misery or joy, poverty or abundance. Eventually, not so far in the future, the fusion conversation will begin to be as real to our daily lives as it is to the starving now. The sad truth is that those who make the decisions are also influenced by the petrodollars, which would virtually go away once fusion becomes a functioning part of our civilization. Cap and trade would be apparent nonsense, instead of the well cloaked nonsense it now is. There is much selfishness, greed, lethargy and uncaring in the world. That is the only explanation for why this is not being pursued with all the resources we can muster.
So will we ever get fusion? After all , it is the gift of God. Looking at it from more of a cosmic perspective, perhaps it is a gift, but it may just be a gift to a better people. Maybe if we try to be a better people He will hold it for us.