LiftrTM – A Web 2.0 Name for a Nuclear 4.1 Technology
Now that I have had a chance to view the Google Tech Talk I embedded in my post yesterday evening, I am inspired to make a few suggestions to the loose group of people that are working on Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors.
- Change the name from LFTR, a bureaucratic looking acronym to LiftrTM – a modern looking word that is easy to pronounce.
- Recognize that this is evolving as an “open source” reactor project.
- Establish a non-profit foundation similar to Mozilla that can establish the necessary infrastructure.
- Continue efforts to educate and promote, but bring in some business people to focus resources.
- Build a support base of people who understand technology and how to use it to disturb long standing markets.
- Get the ear and pocketbook of key innovators. Suggested names (you can add to the call list via comments) – Jason Calacanis, Leo LaPorte, Mark Cuban, Adam Curry, Aubrey McClendon, Regis Matzie, Linden Blue and David Crane
- Start all of the above yesterday.
If you have not already watched the Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor talk that Dr. Joe Bonometti gave as a Google Tech Talk, do so. If you want to learn more about the technology, go to Energy from Thorium. If you are ready to join the open source reactor project, sign up for the Energy from Thorium Forum.
PS – Just a word about the blog title – I know that “Web 2.0” is a huge buzz word, but I have never figured out why people get so excited about the “.0” part. I know that is where all of the big breakthroughs occur, but I personally avoid all “.0” versions of software. I prefer the refinements and bug fixes that come in the “.1”, “.2” and “.15” releases. One of the reasons I am such a big fission fan is that we have now gained 50 years of knowledge and operating experience from the “.0” generation. We know how to improve on an already excellent product.