Humanity is set to expand its numbers by 50% or more (from 6 to 9 billion souls) in the next 30 years.
At the same time, a good 80% of those alive today need to increase their and their children's use of energy hugely in order to advance their lifestyles. Perhaps a quarter of those need the energy simply to emerge from horrid squallor.
I hope Toshiba and Galena emerge as the pioneers of a powerful trend, one that might pave the way to an eventual enlightened human-Gaian sustainability. Otherwise, we'll never reach 9 billion because without incredible amounts of carbon-free energy we're in deep, very possibly insurmountable, trouble.