I meant To write fusion, some how it ended up fission. Either way you are absolutely right about fission (this time I meant it, i’m double checking my words).
Tbh one important thing that is lacking right now is communication. Commercial nuclear fission if attained solves climate change in one fell swoop. Reaching it grants such big rewards that dreams of infinite money should be pouring into its research, but most people don’t care and still think its impossible. To change that we need powerful communicators, people who excel at transmuting ideas and contagiante others with excitement around an idea.
So if you’d like to help nuclear fission there are a lot of things you can do right now, besides shifting your career into nuclear physics.
Since I first heard about AR in SFIA I've read almost everything he has published thus far. Revelation Space bundle (in which I personally include both Dreyfus' novels) are still my fav, although pretty much every universe of his is incredible. Two books have made me want him to write more on the matter, either prequels or sequels, Terminal World and this one. Completely different from each other, but the degree in which the McGuffin slaying moment is presented is in both cases extraordinarily well done. Also, the evolution path to immortality taken by the Spirit of the Air was a perfect counterpoint to Sylveste's scanning approach, to slowly turn into a machine instead of sacrificing one's continuum to spawn a digital copy is something I personally could go for.
My favorite parts were possibly their first encounter with the lone hoarder at the start of the book where they rescue Hesperus, Campion’s visit to the Dyson's Sphere and the fly by a rescue mission into the reunion system.
Anyway I'm taking this opportunity to thank you for introducing me to AR, he has grown on me so much that is probably my favorite contemporary sci-fi author.