Clean energy from nuclear fusion is our planet’s best hope
Startups could yet crack the technology puzzle of getting fusion to release more energy than it uses
My last article in this publication (bit.ly/331TnYj )presented a dystopian view of how most exciting digital technologies, like artificial intelligence, blockchain, the cloud and even the humble computer, are rapidly depleting our natural resources, contributing heavily to global warming and climate change. It disappointed my largely technophile readers, given the prevailing narrative that these technologies are ‘clean’ and could help save the planet, not destroy it. The question that got thrown back at me was: Is there a technology or a set of them that can actually save the world? I will stick my neck out and say there is: Fusion energy.