Mankind is capable of truly magnificent things at its best, and pretty scary at its worst. Throughout history people have built cathedrals, castles, great walls, and empires. Ever since man crawled out of the slime, he has set his goals high, constantly looking to better himself through any means necessary.
Guided by arrogance, fear, or necessity, people have build some truly amazing structures over time, and we’ll keep on doing it as long as we have the means. In the following minutes, we will try to take a look at mankind’s most expensive projects, objects that will most likely live throughout the ages as evidence of our species’ might.
8ITER – Experimental Fusion Reactor – $6.5 Billion
The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor is a magnetic confinement fusion research project currently in development, a project financed by China, India, Japan, Russia, South Korea, the United States, and the European Union. After its completion in 2016, the ITER will be used to research the possibility of transitioning from today’s plasma physics studies to electricity-producing fusion power plants. The long term purpose of this project is to find better ways to make use of fusion power plants.