I recently posted a hopeful statement on Lockheed-Martin’s fusion announcement. But others are more skeptical that this is anything new. An example is Steven Hayward, who thinks Lockheed-Martin’s promises are far too vague and don’t give reason to believe a real advance is in the offing.
Skepticism on announcements of advances in fusion is certainly the smart way to bet, and I have no way to dispute what Hayward says. Perhaps I just let hope overcome better judgment.