I read a terrifying article yesterday.
I came across it completely by accident and my first impression was that it was a joke.
What the fuck?
Here is a bloke who monopolised the computer world with an operating system that is unstable and has to be protected by a ring of antivirus stuff and is prone to just collapsing of its own accord, and he is messing around with nuclear power?
I did a simple bit of detective work and sure enough this isn’t a joke. TerraPower does exist and it is playing around with nuclear fission. It seems to me like he wants to populate the planet with a nuclear version of Windows. Even more frightening is the fact that the people in the States seem to be taking him seriously.
Selected by the U.S. federal government to demonstrate the viability of nuclear power through its Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP), TerraPower aims to build “fully functional advanced nuclear reactor within 7 years of the award,” according to the Office of Nuclear Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy.
Well at least that gives us seven years to build our fallout shelters?
“The most important factor is that Bill Gates is behind this,” principal research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology department of nuclear science and engineering Charles Forsberg tells CNBC Make It.
Fuck me! Are these people serious? Really?
“The most important factors in developing a new reactor are money and very competent people. Bill Gates brings both to the project.”
Well, I suppose he has the money anyway. I just hope they never let him within several miles of the design laboratories.
Just imagine a world where these Gates Reactors populate the planet. Then something goes wrong. An update that was supposed to apply itself automatically fails and crashes.
The Cobalt Blue Scream of Death.