Quantum Power
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Quantum Power | |
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Requires | Frictionless Surfaces, Planetary Economics |
Leads to | Quantum Machinery |
Reactor | Quantum Chamber |
Facility | Quantum Lab |
- —Lao Tzu, Datalinks
Earth scientist Max Planck first coined the term “quantum” to describe an individual particle of light. Planck though each quantum was indivisible, so that a fraction of a quantum could not exist. One of the more startling discoveries arising from Unified Field Theory was that individual quantum actually could be split into component sub-particles, much like atoms may be split through fission. The energy released by Quantum Power is several orders of magnitude greater than ordinary Fusion Power.