Making Technological Miracles

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Title: Making Technological Miracles

Author: Mark P. Mills

Publication: The New Atlantis

Date: Spring 2017 .

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Summary:

  • Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow and physicist Mark P. Mills addresses calls for a technological “miracle” in energy production.
  • Mills argues that innovations in energy production are fundamentally constrained by the laws of physics. While the efficiency of green energy technologies is expected to improve incrementally in the future, it is unrealistic to expect revolutionary innovations in this area.
  • Overhauling energy production is not a one-time engineering challenge. Truly disruptive technological “miracles” are rarely the result of linear developments or goal-oriented research.

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