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    BEIJING (AP) Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates says he is in discussions with China to jointly develop a new kind of nuclear reactor.

    During a talk at China's Ministry of Science & Technology Wednesday, the billionaire said: "The idea is to be very low cost, very safe and generate very little waste."

    Gates backs Washington-based TerraPower, which is developing a nuclear reactor that can run on depleted uranium.

    He says TerraPower is having "very good discussions" with state-owned China National Nuclear Corporation.

    Gates says perhaps as much as a billion dollars will be put into research and development over the next five years.
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    What kind of expertise does Bill Gates have in the nuclear field? It doesn't seem very serious to me. For this kind of project, you don't want to trust a start-up company, you need people with decades of experience in the biz. IMO. The risks are too high.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    What kind of expertise does Bill Gates have in the nuclear field? It doesn't seem very serious to me. For this kind of project, you don't want to trust a start-up company, you need people with decades of experience in the biz. IMO. The risks are too high.
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    Hopefully the critical systems won't run on Windows 7:

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    and GE is investing 2 billion dollars in China over the next 2 years.....like 2 billion dollars invested in science centers in the US creating thousands of jobs wouldn't help here

    and this investment is into the very type of "green" and high tech industries that we keep hearing about as necessary to saving our economy

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    Development of markets in India and China are important. There will soon be 3 billion people over there if you combine both populations - dwarfing America by a factor of almost 10. Exporting to those countries will pay for our fancy lifestyles out here. And low paying jobs, they won't come back, ever. Everyone better have a degree and speak 3 languages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    What kind of expertise does Bill Gates have in the nuclear field? It doesn't seem very serious to me. For this kind of project, you don't want to trust a start-up company, you need people with decades of experience in the biz. IMO. The risks are too high.
    Might be the first thing you have ever posted that I actually agree with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    What kind of expertise does Bill Gates have in the nuclear field? It doesn't seem very serious to me. For this kind of project, you don't want to trust a start-up company, you need people with decades of experience in the biz. IMO. The risks are too high.
    I don't think Bill Gates will actually design the reactor. He is probably just going to fund the project the same as he did with getting vaccinations to poor countries to help stop malaria. It may be something near and dear to his heart that he has a desire to use his money to make happen to develop safe, cheap energy.

    He has said that he plans to donate the vast majority of his wealth to worthwhile projects before he dies and his children will get very little comparatively speaking. He has also talked extensively about how to revamp the school system in this country and his ideas sound much better than the way we are currently educating our kids.
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    Why isn't he doing this with the US?

 

 

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