The nine top national interest techs

Nuclear energy isn’t on this list

The Government announces the nine “critical technologies” for “initial focus” that it intends to protect and promote in the national interest; * critical minerals, * advanced comms * AI * cyber security * genomics/genetic engineering * antibiotics, antivirals, vaccines *biofuels *quantum tech and *advanced robotics/drones.

But what about nuclear energy, to propel the submarines the government wants? It’s there, buried in the “critical tech” long-list, grouped with space travel, scientific research and medical isotope production. Which seems strange given the government’s hard-sell on subs.