Not quite completely different. I believe there were a lot of gliders around, some similar to the Wright brothers' design. I think, the biggest breakthrugh was the Wright brothers' research on propeller design, which others had ignored due to a general opinion that they could not work, or at least nobody had persued the issue with the vigor of the Wright brothers. Had anyone used a wind tunnel for testing before the Wright brothers?Shubedobedubopbopbedo wrote:There were no flaws in the idea of a flying machine. People had been flying for centuries before the Wright Brothers, using hot air balloons and gliders. The success of aircraft has no bearing on whether fusion reactors will work. They are completely different technologies. Completely different physics. They are not even remotely analogous. Even the attempt at using aircraft as an analogy shows your ignorance.
Right now, ITER is being funded the most, has the most support of the scientific community. Based on any number of arguments that you, yourselves, have made, I should believe that ITER is most likely to succeed.
Based on my own inquiries, I don't believe any of them will succeed. Feasibility hasn't been demonstrated.