Originally Posted by monsoon 10
Do you know how long uranium last until it's out of energy, in that time we will probably have found smaller more efficient forms of energy.
quite true, if they were to impliment uranium 238 plants as they would long outlive the human race I'm sure, but oil was supposed to last forever too. currently we're only using 0.72% of mined uranium, which is used for about 6 years before it has to cool itself off for about 40+ at which point there's the chance of reprocessing what's left of it. It's like eating lunch and then crapping out a month's worth of constipation. While it is incredibly efficient it seems more like another heap for the pile of garbage we're already producing when you weigh it out to how much power we'd have to generate for the entire earth. It's easy enough to say that it's negative press is due to people's fear of nuclear weaponry and the rare malfunction though, for that it gets the majority of it's bad rep.
The sun's far more nuclear than anything we're going to find on earth, and we've been using it's energy for how long? start counting...It's been adored by mankind throughout history for a reason. And nuclear power will be long dead before the sun is. It wouldn't cost much to start building solar panels if they were in demand, hell they'd be pumped out of the factories faster than we could make them. But I suppose there'd only be profit from panel production and not much more. no refueling. They'd have to make them shitty so they'd require maintenance, or do like TV and have everyone upgrade to the new plasma solar panels. ooo la la!
Point being, new energy is going to have to make someone rich, and if it doesn't it won't be implimented. Consumerism, it's what your money's for! If energy were free or easily accessible, then where would that leave the world?
Originally Posted by leerock89
FTL is Faster Then Light. It can be anything that allows us puny humans to travel the stars faster then light.
bend space/time like in the movie event horizon! although we'd have to cross our fingers and hope the same thing doesn't happen as does in that movie.
top shelf pic!