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Fusion Ignition Achieved! Q = 1 Thanks to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
by Mike Levin
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
I just got the news that fusion energy has achieve Q = 1. The media is calling
it fusion ignition. It happened at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Wow, I’m kind of glad this is a US-funded R&D thing. It’s not private industry.
Like the Internet, this world-changing development came from the USA.
Of course my suspicious mind goes immediately to the notion that there’s no
path to free energy that doesn’t come from the US government… period. Who
knows. At least it’s being allowed to enter the public discourse as “clean”
energy. The societally transforming “free” part that puts us on the path to a
post-scarcity society can be delayed a few decades if that’s what it has to be.