Have I except it comes from the sun?
Wallace Stevens, from ¨Waving Adieu, Adieu, Adieu¨
There may be nothing so reliable as the sun.
Despite its turbulence, it is one of the few things we can count on;
it is the closest thing we have to a fact.
Thirty minutes north of Marseille, near a small Provencal town, an experimental synthetic star is under construction. The ITER Tokomak, which will take at least twenty years to complete, is designed to mimic the sun’s power and offer future generations an alternative, sustainable energy source.
Human-built, in process, hypothetical, it is an idea, and it throws everything known and enduring into question.