ScienceBlogs has a new feature where all the bloggers answer a question. Today’s question:
“If you could cause one invention from the last hundred years never to have been made at all, which would it be, and why?”
Easy. Cold fusion. Don’t get me wrong — I think it’s great that I can run my whole house off one little “Mr Fusion” unit. And we’d probably be facing problems from global warming if we were still pumping out CO2 like in the old days. But it’s just too easy to turn cold fusion devices into bombs. I don’t have to list all the destruction that terrorists have caused with them.