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This is a list of things you can do as a rugged individual, spontaneously and without much ado.

There are additional activities that require coordination, cross-organizational collaboration, budgets,  website re-jiggering and the like.  We’re working on it! 

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Posted by Rezwan on Aug 22, 2011 at 07:49 PM
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There must be at least fifty ways to further fusion.  Here are 30+:

  1. Realize you have a role to play in the pursuit of fusion, and that it’s important!  Scientists do the science and run the experiments which may liberate fusion energy.  Other human beings (That’s us!) fund, fundraise, support, network, promote, advocate, question, provide insights, translate, explain, validate, celebrate, inspire and enjoy this work, letting the scientists focus on their job.  It’s up to us to create an environment that supports the research process (with its ups and downs).  It’s up to us to create a pro-fusion culture.
  2. Join us as an Associate Member!
  3. Register on the site and fill in your profile!  (Don’t forget to upload a picture or avatar!
  4. Upgrade so that you can post in the forums! (This involves sending us an email after you register, in which you spill out your guts…er, help us realize somehow that you are legit, so that we can make sure you’re a cool entity and not some bot).
  5. Post on the forums  Post comments to articles, too.  Join the conversation!  Let us all know about stuff going on in fusion and related matters!
  6. Tell us what you think about our mission!
  7. Share the conversation outside of FFS! Tell your friends, post on other forums, tweet, etc. Want some tips about that? The “Spread the Word” forum will help.
  8. Link to our website from yours!
  9. Tell people about LPPX! (the unfolding LPP Experiment).  Tell us how it goes!
  10. Explain “Aneutronic Fusion” to people.  Tell us how it goes!
  11. Make people aware that there are many approaches to fusion.  Tell us how it goes!
  12. Test our emerging fusion message on total strangers!  Tell us how it goes!
  13. Share your communication stories with us.  Here’s where you can tell us how it went!  From your most sublime connection to the most awkward encounters, we’d love to hear about it!  Feel free to start a new thread.
  14. Start some projects on Dosomething.org.  You must be 25 years young or less.  A great place to recruit youth to the aneutronic fusion pursuit.  You can post some items from this list there.  We can’t, because most of us are over 25!
  15. Help us get our FAQs straight!  Ask (and answer) Q’s!
  16. Beef up our wiki!  Note, we’ll be switching to a Mediawiki platform soon, so we can be more like Plasma-universe.  But you can get started with outlining things and use this as a sandbox for now. Play with it! How would you organize it? Have at it.
  17. Rally!  Leaflet!  We’ve got some cool flyers and posters and this really cool 3-D poster to use as conversation starters.  Print them up, share them with your friends, take them to the next environmental or energy rally/event you go to!  Suitable for framing.
  18. T-shirts rule!  Spread the word while wearing fashionable clothing.
  19. Design your own posters, flyers, fashions, etc.!
  20. Help design some “Fusion 500” Badges
  21. Like us on Facebook and invite all your friends!  Share our posts with your friends, share cool things on our page!
  22. Follow us on Twitter and tweet, retweet, #aneutronic away!
  23. Follow @LPPX on Twitter and tweet, retweet away!
  24. Join us on Google and +1 us.
  25. Check out our games and apps campaign and then…
  26. Collaborate with us on Gameful to develop some of them.
  27. Subscribe to us on YouTube.  Spread links to our videos, and recommend cool videos for us to spread.
  28. Make films about fusion. Helpful guidelines here. (Note that contest is over, but you may find the video useful)
  29. Collaborate with us on Hitrecord.org.  It’s a great place to find other artists and create interesting works. Get aneutronic fusion into their creative meme stream. Here’s our “twinkle twinkle” project.  And the “fusion tortoise and hare” project.
  30. Make a fusion pledge and declare it in the forums.  Not sure what to pledge?  How about pledging to do some or all of the items on this list?
  31. Food lovers:  Develop and share a fusion-themed recipe.  We plan to set up the site for direct recipe posting.  For now, post the recipe on other food sites and share the link and details with us in the food forums.
  32. Business owners, crafts people:  Develop a fusion-themed consumer product to promote fusion.
  33. Become a Board Member.  The best of the best consider getting more involved through Board membership!
  34. Donate money! We’d like to improve this website and this organization, and become all we can be!  Your dough is vital!
  35. Help us raise funds on Crowdrise
  36. Sell something on Ebay to benefit our organization!
  37. Kick fusion’s @$$.  It’s not rocket science.  Well, OK, there’s some overlap.  Well OK OK, it’s a massively ambitious undertaking.  You can do it!  We can do it!  We can all do it together!  Check out our Learning Center. We have detailed plans to improve that.  In the meantime, get a jump on physics at the Khan Academy.  And let us know what’s working and what isn’t.  Your feedback is vital!
  38. Make suggestions!  (Use comment section below)

And more to come!  There are many ways to advance fusion. Thank you for being a part of it!


Your involvement makes a big difference! Join online, or send checks payable to Focus Fusion Society, 128 Lincoln Blvd., Middlesex, NJ 08846.

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I am and have been a supporter and apologist for harnessed nuclear fusion for over forty years and I hope to see it in my lifetime. So plesae hurry up as time ins’t really on my side especially when ITER says it won’t do major testing until 2027. Focus Fusion seems to be the only hope for the near future.
While controlled nuclear fusion is a wonderful ideal even a convinced supporter like myself can see that there are real dangers lurking there in the shadow of unlimited power.
The main difficulty as I see it arises from the wasteful nature of mankind. We have sought low power solutions to industrial processes and lighting in recent years because of the cost of energy. If we combine low cost energy and limitless energy then there is the very real risk of throwing caution to the wind and adopting cheap high energy consuming solutions which will involve throwing away massive amounts of heat into the atmosphere thus creating the same problem or similar problems to those we have today. Guidelines for manufactureres and consumers would help to obviate these problems but they would create problems of their own in relation to enforcement.
Fusion power sounds simple but the ramifications of it are enormous and the society is right to debate these issues before fusion power becomes fact so that we can start out on the right foot.
The pursuit of low eneergy consumption solutions should be stepped up rather than put on the back burner in the event of Fusion power becoming commercially available.

Mokamak


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