About David

Areas of Expertise

Programming, Mechanical Engineering, thermodynamics, machining and fabrication, Welding, Artifical Intelligence, 3d printing and rapid prototyping, CNC machining

Universities

RPI, SUNY Farmingdale

People don't know I'm good at

Predicting when disruptive technologies will occur and the repercussions.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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David Fuchs
Posted over 2 years ago
What is your New Year's resolutions to change and better the world? This is TED after all.
The problem is that every usable material in contact with a fission event becomes radioactive, and it remains that way for a very long while. It is not about the reaction itself, it is about the container it is in, the pipes, and the high and low speed neutrons. There is no way to create perfectly pure alloys. How many nuclear plant shave you actually seen decommissioned, and how much has it cost? Look at the decay charts. Humanity has been around for less time than most nuclear waste requires to decay. Over time nuclear power requires more cost in storage than the energy generated. Feel free to bury the stuff in your backyard.if you truly believe in this technology.
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David Fuchs
Posted over 2 years ago
How much of a right do students have to questioning and independent thinking?
"Most people doing the questioning tend to be dumb" It is the opposite actually, the stupid people do not question. Obvious Troll is obvious. "TED is a case in point where many educated people are seriously invested in their particular ideological paradigm (capitalist)" Statement with no proof, and a total straw man. "This is status quo type thinking that merely reflects the rulers ideology, if you have the same ideology of your rulers, you're more often then not part of the uneducated and illiterate part of the population despite degree's you may possess." Rant, opinion, straw man, and contradictory to every thing I have seen at TED. People here are trying to tear down walls and are looking towards the future. Your second comment is just more of the same.
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David Fuchs
Posted over 2 years ago
How much of a right do students have to questioning and independent thinking?
I have no Idea why you chose me for your rant. I have zero tolerance for the irrational, the stupid, or the clueless. "Most people doing the questioning tend to be dumb, TED is a case in point where many educated people are seriously invested in their particular ideological paradigm (capitalist)" I do not know where to even begin on that ... the rest, you should seek counseling for. Oh, and along your lines of reasoning. Which party do you normally vote?
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David Fuchs
Posted over 2 years ago
What are your New Year's resolutions?
To save the planet, and solve the worlds energy problem with sub $20 per MWh energy. Top that one ;) http://cleantechnica.com/2012/12/29/using-thermodynamics-100-year-old-technology-to-break-the-20-per-mwh-barrier/