I spent a good chunk of my Master’s research on fusion, so I have to share this.
Wow. This is AWESOME news.
Why? At the end of a very expensive research campaign that made big promises, there was great potential for fusion research to be shunned and pushed to the fringes indefinitely, to the great detriment of humanity. This milestone means more legitimacy in scientific communities around the world, with more effort toward this ultimate source of green energy.
We’re not quite wearing fusion belts yet, Mr. Asimov, but we’re getting there.