... in case of a meltdown there will be nobody alive in the sub to operate the diesel engines! Before any new propulsion systems/fuels are commercially used on sailboats, these will apply first to other means of transport. It is quite possible that the very same current conventional systems will still be in use after 50 years, but the size or/and materials or/and efficiency will be significantly different. Big differences are often observed over time, without noticing any immediate and apparent breakthrough.
Last edited by chrondi; 10-27-2006 at 11:16 AM.