Could it actually happen?

23 09 2008

I couldn’t believe it when I heard it.  The technology is almost there, and perhaps less than a decade of focused research is needed to make it into reality.  The cost is surprisingly low, as far as national projects are concerned.  Kudos to Japan, the economic and scientific benefits will be absolutely limitless.

I’ve blogged on this before, but I never thought the US would have the political willpower to do something so bold.  I did not expect that another country would either, but I am pleasantly surprised that there is actually a movement afoot to do this.  It’s obviously still no where near an approved project, but the fact that people are seriously thinking about this means a lot.  Maybe I’ll see it in my lifetime after all.