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Fission was envisioned for peaceful purposes. And became one of our most powerful weapons. This material has many, many peaceful applications. But placed in the hands of any government and the military will soon find countless ways to use it for war. Rifles that can fire nearly indefinitely with no need to slow it down because of overheating. Soldiers in Starlite suits that could easily withstand napalm bombing and keep right on going. These are just 2 applications that come to mind.
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Originally Posted by Drackula2000 View Post
I fail to see how this could be used for anything bad. There it's no reason to not sell it. Or license it he should have patented it years ago.
Think of the implications of it when used by our enemies. That is what people are worried about. We don't want someone we're fighting against to have a super defense while we're getting nuked.
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So why haven't we all heard about it?
Because if it can't be destroyed, there's no market for it...ironically enough.
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Starlite - Supermans Condom.

Starlite - Kryptonites Kryptonite.
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Wow! Now that is interesting.
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Wow very interesting read.
Potential world changing material.......
Potential world killing material.......
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Still trying to think of how this could be used in a harmful way.

If the material isn't a scam then it's crazy. He mixed up some plastics, hit an extraordinary material, and lets it go to waste because he wants $$$? Imagine the heat shields you could make with that stuff. Formula 1 teams would go crazy.
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Such a shame that he wasn't able to capitalize on this while he was alive. While I feel trying to maintain a 51% control is a bit on the naive side in today's profit driven world (defense pays $$$$$), I do have to admire his integrity. For those that don't see how this could be weaponized, the article gives several examples.

Hopefully (if this stuff is legit), his progeny will work with a big chemical company such as Dow or even GE to allow this "miracle" material to find it's way into our world. The applications for this are nearly endless! (Not to mention the changes it would invoke on the physics world.)
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What world-destroying weapon do all of you keep babbling about that could be made with this stuff? Sounds pretty cool if buildings don't burn down because the walls won't ignite, or space ships don't blow up on re-entry. Not seeing how this is gonna kill millions of people, but everyone seem to be taking that for a given.
    
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ha, reminds me exactly of this

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