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There's been ways of improving MPG with cars for decades, just that most of those patents belong to oil corporations in one way or another. They won't make money, sad isn't it? Maybe one day we will not be so selfish, although some say it's human nature.
Some don't just say it's human nature, it is. Humans won't stop being greedy any time soon (and that's on an evolutionary scale). All we can do is deal with it the best we can.

I honestly can't see thorium cars being widespread within the next hundred years because it's so efficient. You won't be able to keep selling it after the car has been sold like you can with gasoline or even electricity. To look at it any other way is just wishful thinking.
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Wow. I do hope that this is true and does become a standard for cars and other vehicles.
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There seems to be a lot of talk about collisions and radiation spilling into the atmosphere. But I thought that a huge benefit of a thorium reactor was that once the thorium stops being stimulated by an external source such as a laser, It cools down and is no longer radioactive. This would take all concerns of radiation spills away because a car crash would disable the laser.

Correct me if i'm wrong and i don't have a source to site either. I'm going off of memory of reading an article on thorium reactors.
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Won't get released, will be supressed like all the other technologies.
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As much as I would love to see to technology in the auto industry take off, it just won't happen.

All these types of threads do is sadden me because I, like many others, know that unless the oil companies die, we will still be driving gas powered cars in the year 2100.
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I can imagine insurance companies screwing people over the use of these engines...

"Sir I'm sorry you have testicular cancer, but we can not cover this. It occurs to us that you are driving a thorium powered car, thus your policy with us is no longer valid"
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Once the oil runs out, they'll be looking for a new resource to make money.
Not only will they allow it, they'll encourage it.
No one know if the oil run out. There's theories of how it's made, but no one knows. Maybe there's some special way that no one knows about.
    
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Once the oil runs out, they'll be looking for a new resource to make money.
Not only will they allow it, they'll encourage it.
United States have the biggest known oil reserves in the world. So that's not any time soon.
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You could go faster with 8g of meth and a tricycle.
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Ah, too bad I didn't see this thread sooner.

Thorium reactors can be used to generate power at the local level. The size of a thorium reactor is about that of a house or large room. Google is interested in building a thorium reactor just to power their servers. The US military is interested in using thorium reactors to power temporary military bases.

And, this isn't uranium or plutonium, its not as dangerous as you think. You can have a ton of this stuff sitting in your basement and you'd be fine, according to popular science article.
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