By some miracle the physicist kept his face carefully #neutral. “Bitcoin?” he replied.

“Yeah!” the investor said, grinning with an energy that could only be described as manic. “Bitcoin! This ‘fusion’ thing could be huge for our crypto portfolio. We used to just fire up old coal plants, but the damn government put a stop to that.”

“Wow,” the physicist replied, beginning to question his life choices. “That’s, uh, too bad.”