Back to the BBC Future
Breaking my blogging silence to shout from the internet rooftops about being published today on BBC Future, the BBC's science and technology website. I wrote for them about tech billionaires' efforts to beat governments to the punch in inventing a workable fusion reactor. Microsoft's Paul Allen, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, and PayPal's Peter Thiel are all invested in start-ups pursuing high-risk/high-reward approaches to viably generating fusion energy. (Physics-phobes, never fear: I explain what fusion is.) To understand why, I traveled to Vancouver, BC and visited General Fusion (their prototype reactor, and founder, are pictured above), tried and failed to get access to secretive Tri Alpha Energy, and interviewed a bunch of nuclear physicists (plus one venture-capital investor).