According to Nature, there’s a decent chance that commercial fusion reactors will be on sale in 2030, or thereabouts.
- ‘Fusion Power Just 10 Years Away!’ (NYT) (2020)
- Fusion Allegedly Just Five Years Away — BBC (2018)
- Fusion power 15 years away (Guardian) (2018)
Anyway, given that we had thirty-some years of fusion being 30 years away, this does sound like progress, and it’s fueled (ahem) by some significant private-sector money, which may signify something. Or Theranos.
It’s merely a smaller Xeno’s Paradox horizon. We’re still never going to reach the blasted tree.