The world would be a very different place if we could bottle up a bit of the sun here on Earth and tap that abundant and clean energy supply. Governments have spent many billions of dollars to develop that energy source, fusion energy, but it’s still a distant dream. Now a few upstart companies are trying to do it on the cheap. And the ideas are credible enough to attract serious private investment.
One such company is hidden away in a small business park in the suburbs of Vancouver, British Columbia. Nothing seems unusual here — there’s a food distributor, an engineering firm and small warehouses. But on one door there’s a sign suggesting that all is not normal.
The sign says “General Fusion” and warns people with pacemakers to proceed with caution.