A frequent participant in discussions on Atomic Insights submitted the below as a way to stimulate a conversation in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King. He thought of it as an outline, but with just a little editing it was good to go.
I have a dream.
I have a dream that access to copious amounts of energy in the future will not be limited to the elite members of society.
I have a dream that energy will be available to people around the world, of all races.
I have a dream that the shackles will be removed that have been set in place to limit the energy available from the peaceful use of fission.
I have a dream that future generations will not be relegated to a life of energy poverty and fighting over all-too-limited remaining fossil fuel resources.
I have a dream that instead of squandering the natural resources we’ve been bequeathed we will use the knowledge that has been gained during the 78 years since Chadwick’s discovery of the the neutron.
I have a dream that future generations will not revert to the days of using human labor as a primary source of energy.
I have a dream that future technological innovations furthering the equality of man will be made possible as a result of freeing society of the burden of worrying about conserving energy.
I have a dream that choices of energy sources will be made not by their alignment with the marketing goals of the establishment, but by the content of their energy density.