Oh John, I imagine you saying. Enough with your doom-and-gloomery, your "we're using up Indium" talk and your "Greenland will kills us all" bafflegab. What of the good news? Why must you trouble us with this relentless pessimism, this deluge of reality?
Alright, here's a few things:
1) Flying saucers. No, really. Flying saucers. I want.
2) The Polywell Fusion people are gearing up to build their next device, which they say will generate net power of 100MW. A 2m reactor would generate 500MW. As it just so happens, scaling up those flying saucers will require a dense, abundant source of electricity. To the moon, Alice!
3) Other things that require electricity: electric cars! Apparently, they're the new black.