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Way to turn a primary limited resource into mass fuel which does nothing but promote 6billion individuals to war even more. From a conservationist perspective, this notion has the potential of causing ecological problems ranging from osmolarity(a MUCH bigger deal than one might initially think) of organisms from sea life to brackish waters. Therein, causing a cascading effect towards the entire pyramid of life.

In a more human-centric directive , turning water into fuel via mass desalinaton is the WORST idea for the survival of the human race, or any other considering all life forms need direct/indirect forms of water. In short, stop wasting research potential into dead tech?...i.e. adding layers of plate armor in a gunpowder age.... I simply laugh at the masses/pseudonerds(lacking real understanding of cause/effect relations of worldly proportions) whenever news media spinkles the word "hydrogen fuel" deriving from water sources(from which there could be no other) and everyone is hails genius. However, it does have niche market and does propel research of hydrogen spliting/molecule interactions, albeit not on a mass scale. In all honestly, until fusion/fission can be contained/harnessed and put en masse, fossil fuels will rein.

Has anyone ever played the Civ series? CHRIST.
A long and angry post aimed at essentially nothing. People in the thread were thinking about mass scale applications, but the researchers themselves are not aiming for that because theyt know it's not appropriate (the intention is listed as a water/fuel source for remote villages in africa). So... yeah, maybe direct that ranty energy into developing something useful, like the fusion you suggest we should all be waiting for (p.s. fission already exists).
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.... too much crap to re-quote...

Has anyone ever played the Civ series? CHRIST.
In all honesty, we can live without a lot of the animals/creations on this planet. I dare say we have the ability to grow our own food supplies indoors. It's astounding that people don't realize that we have the ability to survive something like a nuclear apocalypse, it just won't be pretty.

[edit] And yes, that's a little harsh but it's true. We could destroy this planet and still find a way to survive. We would just find out the quickest growing plants and the easiest animals to maintain. If we don't want animals we can still do with soy products for protein. Seriously grow up this is the 21's century.
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Couldn't this have radical effects on salt water animals? What if some douche funnel tosses it in a sat water fish tank? But still, very cool.
let's see water boils killing fish... which is applicable to fresh water fish as well...
water recondenses going back into it's enviroment at least in part...

only thing that would happen is that you'd end up with water with higher salt levels(if in a salty environment) and a few dead fish, or in a fresh water setting, dead fish and a slightly lower water level.

in a less closed off environment, it wouldn't do much unless you used obscene amounts.
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