Can this be real?
The Skunk Works mind-set and “the pace that people work at here is ridiculously fast,” he says. “We would like to get to a prototype in five generations. If we can meet our plan of doing a design-build-test generation every year, that will put us at about five years, and we’ve already shown we can do that in the lab.”
The early reactors will be designed to generate around 100 MW and fit into transportable units measuring 23 X 43 ft. “That’s the size we are thinking of now. You could put it on a semi-trailer, similar to a small gas turbine, put it on a pad, hook it up and can be running in a few weeks,”
Thomas McGuire, AviationWeek interview (see link below)
With the demise of GT Advanced Technologies, one might ask where Apple will get its Transparent Aluminum? Perhaps more accurately, who is currently supplying Apple with sapphire, since there is some question as to whether GTAT ever got the Mesa Arizona plant up and running.
One answer might be …
To harvest the crystal, we use a very thin diamond-cutting wire.
Pay close attention to the 4:00 minute mark of the following video about Rubicon Technology’s sapphire production.
Perhaps Rubicon was and is the manufacturer of the sapphire Apple uses for the camera lens, fingerprint scanner cover, and watch crystal … with Apple planning to transition to GTAT once production was up to quality and capacity.
is the next Steve Jobs.
There … I said it.
Where to begin? Have you ever watched a Steve Jobs product unveiling? Watch Elon Musk as he unveils the model D or Dragon V2. They are both on this blog.
Jobs: changed the industry with his first company; Apple.
Musk: changed the industry with his first company; PayPal.
Jobs: was simultaneously CEO of two companies; Apple and Pixar
Musk: is CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, and … Solar City.
Jobs: gave us amazing technology that changed our lives
Musk: electric cars, coast to coast free charging stations, freakin’ rocket ships, man. How amazing is that!
Jobs: “the journey is the reward”
I could go one, but you get the idea.
Elon Musk is the next Steve Jobs.