Today's story consists not of one, but of several, articles shared by K.M. dealing with the topic of fusion, both hot and cold. And the focus here is on the question that forms the title of today's blog, Whither Fusion?
Hot fusion via plasma containment in strong magnetic fields has been the focus of fusion research since the basic concept was first proposed in the 1950s. And every now and then one hears of stories of this or that institution in Europe or China achieving sustained reactions... for a few seconds, far below the time needed for development of practical hot fusion power. The main focus of attention on these efforts in recent years has been, and remains, the international consortium building the ITER hot fusion reactor in France.
The bad news is, ITER has now announced yet another delay in its schedule for "first plasma", now pushing the date back to 2025 according to the article below:
According to the article, the delay is caused by "late deliveries" of components, and "to some extent" by the covid planscamdemic. Forgive me for indulging in a bit of semi-humourous high octane speculation, but I cannot help but think that Mr. Globaloney is capable of turning even this delay into a means for driving the planscamdemic narrative: "Want limitless low cost fusion energy? Get vaccinated now, and we might let you have it." The non-humorous part of that speculation is that I believe they're entirely capable of doing it, and might even be prepping that narrative. After all, they are the ones connecting the planscamdemic with their "great reset" and in my opinion to the possibility that the injections contain tracking and behavior modification systems on the nano-scale.
All of this makes me wonder if in fact we're being told the complete story by ITER, or if they've run into problems with the whole concept that they're not disclosing. After all, I've mentioned on numerous occasions that the problem with magnetically contained hot fusion is what if the containment suddenly fails?
In the meantime, however, work and interest in cold fusion suddenly revives at more or less the same time in the past few years. Consider these stories, also shared by K.M.:
As the last of the above articles indicates, Japan has long been the leader in systematic cold fusion research, not allowing it to be subject to the fits and starts, the on-again off-again, approach that has prevailed in the west.
All of these stories bring me to my off-the-end-of-the-high-octane-speculation-twig hypothesis of the day, for which - let it be noted - I have no evidence, but only an intuition that perhaps the ITER story (and its endless delays) is intimately related to the cold fusion story. The one thing that seems to link all cold fusion experiments is the impregnation of deuterium and so in within the lattice structure of metals, leading some to propose the idea that cold fusion is assisted by that lattice work in what some call LANRs, or Lattice-Assisted Nuclear Reactions. For years I've speculated that a similar phenomenon might be the real explanation of the discrepancies between predicted and actual yields of early thermonuclear detonations, the most famous being the Castle Bravo and Castle Koon tests of the 1950s. With respect to the former, the yield of the device ran away to about double the predicted yield, and in the case of the latter the actual yield was far below its predicted yield. The public explanation for the Castle Bravo anomalies was that our nuclear scientists did not think that lithium-7 would enter the reaction, a view I find untenable since the US Air Force interviewed the German physicist Ronald Richter prior to Castle Bravo, and he made it clear he was getting results with lithium-7. In any case, I suspected then and still suspect that these detonations act as transducers of the lattice work of space-time for a moment and hence the anomalous yields. Another possibility is that LANR types of reactions also occurred as nuclear fuel impregnated itself into the metals of the devices, that is to day, perhaps both types of lattice-reactions reactions occurred. Perhaps something like that speculation might lie behind the endless delays of hot fusion, and perhaps, in the experiments run thus far, they have encountered anomalies indicating that anomalously high energy is produced outside of predictions, indicating unknown sources for it, and causing hot fusion delays because they've encountered something unknown, and causing them to re-think their hot fusion confidence.
The bottom line is that I suspect they've encountered "something" in those hot fusion experiments, and realize that it may be related to the cold fusion phenomenon, and that they need time to figure out what it is before they fire up things like ITER, with potentially disastrous results. In short, they need a cover story for the delays.
See you on the flip side...