Building NPPs in the west nowadays might be considered economically insane. If you consider nukes a viable alternative, calculate the (actual) cost and see what else might be done for that amount of money.
Don't get me wrong, I get the "let's go all nuke" argument. I just don't buy it. Right now, renewables are taken off the grid / switched off, because we can't store the power produced efficiently -- where I live, we chose to not produce / switch off renewable energy (and subsidy not producing it), instead of converting and storing it inefficiently. If we used the "all nuke" money for things like renewables and storage, it might still be "economically insane" FWIW (though I doubt that), but a lot less risky and, you might say, geeky.
and yeah, I know I omitted the most relevant result:
[ ] Cowboy Neal
Also the most likely one. I need more sleep.
no matter how big and complicated you make that circumstance
You don't know that, you assume it. Look at it in a different way: we do not know what "makes" intelligence, sentience, self-awareness or what might comprise or "create" a soul -- or even if there is such a thing (do you have one? Not sure if I do).
Point is, let Google / Alphabet and the likes throw huge amounts of money, manpower, science and more and more and exceedingly sophisticated technology at this kinda thing and chances are that some day they'll end up with something
[ ] awesome
[ ] scary
[ ] devastating
[ ] meaningless
if only by mere coincidence. Take your pick
IOW, fast forward neural networks and quantum computing 15 years and ask yourself: will it be usable?
>Messaging encryption, widely used by Islamist extremists to plan attacks
Air, food and water, widely used by Islamist extremists to power their brains! When, oh when will politicians stop being so lackadaisical?!