China's Z-Machine, a test facility for nuclear weapons

by EdoArad13th Dec 2018No comments


Nuclear Weapons

Coming from no special knowledge in nuclear weapons, reading this had the impact of making me more scared from a nuclear arms race and from miniaturization of nuclear weapons. Also, I am more inclined to be feel threatened by improvements in fusion energy or subatomic physics.

I guess I was surprised by the aspect of improving nuclear capabilities, although it should have been obvious that countries are doing just that if I had given it some thought. A concrete example of this is also making it more tangible.

But it's all Okay! As evident from the closing remark by a nuclear physicist Lei Yuan: “But I don’t think we need to worry about this, not until we see a real new bomb. The technology is so difficult, it remains more fantasy than real threat.”