The Los Alamos based company, Hyperion Power Generation, envisions future electricity coming from a hot tub-sized nuclear reactor. The small, self-contained power-source could provide 25,000 homes electricity for 5 years. Once put into motion, it doesn't even require an operator. Now, if they could only develop a power-source that used spent-uranium...
Implications - Power is a commodity that this high-tech society needs to function properly. The world that exists in this day and age relies on power-generating companies to run all of the gadgets and devices that have become somewhat like necessities. Since there will always be a need for more power, there will always be the opportunity for companies to come up with new sources.
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