Germany is working on the first nuclear fusion reactor in the world, still at an early stage, with a new experiment to be rolled out with the attendance of Angela Merkel, the German chancellor and a PhD holder in physics (http://qz.com/608913/germany-is-getting-closer-to-nuclear-fusion-the-long-held-dream-of-unlimited-clean-energy/). NASA is working on warp drive, the Star Trek style, going to infinity and beyond, ready to conquer the Milky Way Galaxy. Well, if you are a Russian or a Chinese, what are you supposed to do to rival the West? A warp reactor, or maybe a warp bomb. Warp drive is highly technical because we need a way to inflate spacetime, hence the mastery of dark energy, something we don’t understand very well yet. A warp bomb is simpler, because we only need to condense matter into a black hole, small or large. The center of a black hole is a tiny region where the gravitational force is so strong that no matter can survive in the state of matter. It takes fundamental forces of the universe to form matter, but when gravity overwhelms all other forces, matter can only exist in the form of energy, so that’s a lot of energy and energy only. This is one way to explain why black holes can eventually explode like the Big Bang. Why does it take so long to do that then? Well, time is really slow inside a black hole, so it really takes a lot of time to eventually convert all the matter it has into energy, the final clean state, a point at which it’s ready to explode and form matter again. Fortunately, a tiny black hole doesn’t have to wait very long to explode, hence verifiable immediately. Hence, we can possibly make use of such a device, both militarily and peacefully. Suddenly, nuclear fusion feels like a technology invented a million years ago. It’s a good start, the ultimate technology that all nations of this physical universe covet, a truly international achievement. That’s when aliens will start doing business with us and see us as a universal leader.
Seriously, while Russia has world-class military engineering and aviation technology and China is showing potential to catch up to US, they both have to show some real science to compete in the 21st century. You don’t want the West to dominate yet another century, do you?