Fora TV presents Bill Gates, who reflects on the future of nuclear power in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster in Japan. “Software simulation changes the game,” argues Gates, highlighting the advantage of being able to virtually test new designs before building them. Gates underlines the importance of substituting energy innovation, for these being able to compete with cheap but dirty fossil fuels such as coal or gas.
With the current situation and recent warnings on a more probable and much worse global warming scenario – energy innovation and our solutions for the future both global, domestic and on a personal level – are imperative and cannot be overstated.
On a positive note, Gates concludes that:
The amount of IQ of working with alternate energy today and the kind of tools they have, compared to 20 years ago, are really night and day.
Nuclear 4th generation fission reactors, thorium reactors or perhaps fusion reactors as future energy sources? Or wind, wave, hydro, and solar power, in combinations. Whatever the answer is, innovation is the key for the future both environmentally and economically.
Event Date: 05.03.11