Kirk Sorensen did a terrific LFTR presentation for Google Tech Talks last July. We just caught up last night to see the 82 minute video. The event was very well-attended, and the audience of Google managers and engineers was highly informed — so the audience questions were more like a grad-school seminar than the typical public forum on nuclear power.
Keep in mind that Kirk is an aerospace engineer and nuclear
NASA chemical engineer and is doing all this educational outreach on his own dime. Do check out EnergyFromThorium.com — might as well start with Kirk’s plan “to Power the World with Thorium”.
I think Kirk is ready to do a full-on TED Talk. He shows a lot of polish at Google — but it will take a huge effort to crunch the story down to 18 minutes of totally compelling talk.
E.g., Gordon McDowell has compressed 197 minutes of Google Tech Talks on nuclear energy to 16 minutes of video and even more tightly in LFTR in 10 Minutes. But the video cuts have no production quality and don’t make sense unless you already know the subject.