Rio Tinto shareholders not convinced on nuclear future (via Antinuclear)

A nuclear future is inevitable? I don’t think so.

Apparently the actual owners are not so sure it’s a great idea.

The cost of a nuclear plant is staggering and other kinds are cheaper, sometimes  a lot cheaper.

James Pilant

Tom Albanese, Rio’s chiefexecutive, said uranium from the Ranger mine had been exported to Japan, although commercial confidence prevented him from confirming whether it was being used at Fukushima… ”Even before the Fukushima disaster, investors and insurers in the US, for example, could not be coaxed to back nuclear power.” – Scott Ludlam A nuclear Australia is inevitable: Rio chairman, Sydney Morning Herald, Courtney Trenwith, May 6, 2011,  A … Read More

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A note on the future value of Human productivity and worth (via Egostratum)

What does the future hold?

This is a speculative article that tries to come with some answers as to what is important in the development of humanity.

I like speculation and I like thinking. Good article.

James Pilant

I wrote this response to an article over at concerning the future of human productivity and of growing redundancy and unemployment.   You can read the thought provoking article at here > Ethical Problems From Technology Efficiency   When I was in my teens many, many years ago I contemplated a future where all productivity and human social needs were met by super technology, and contemplated what humans would actually do wit … Read More

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