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Energy diversity is not a feature intrinsically. Cheap, dispatchable, reliable, scalable energy enables maximum flexibility. In the real world this means nuclear fission.
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"Cheap, dispatchable, reliable, scalable" are all functions of the environment. If the environment changes so do these values (for this and all other energy sources).
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Nuclear is superior in all rational aspects (for use on Earth). Only in the irrational (unscientific regulation) can other sources be more efficient.
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was it superior in the 1800s?
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Researching other energy sources is fine, but keeping them alive artificially after proven inefficient is wasteful. Of course people are free to waste their own money if they like.
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“A copy is just an identical image. There is the possibility that a single virus could destroy an entire set of systems and copies do not give rise to variety and originality. Life
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perpetuates itself through diversity and this includes the ability to sacrifice itself when necessary. Cells repeat the process of degeneration and regeneration until one day they die,
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obliterating an entire set of memory and information. Only genes remain. Why continually repeat this cycle? Simply to survive by avoiding the weaknesses of an unchanging system.”GITS
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Only having 1 type of energy creates a weakness, just as if we were limited to BTC only. Having altcoins allows ppl to quickly switch as the (industry, legal, etc.) environment changes
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Its a feature if you want society to be able to more quickly adapt to a changing environment (as the climate change people preach). Diversity is a weakness in an unchanging environment