LK-99: How would room temperature superconductors change the world

Eray Eliaçik
Aug 3, 2023

For decades, superconductors have been heralded as the holy grail of technology due to their astonishing ability to conduct electricity with zero resistance. However, one major obstacle has held back their widespread adoption: the requirement of extremely low temperatures. But imagine a world where superconductors can function at room temperature! This technological dream is no longer far-fetched, thanks to the recent breakthrough called LK-99.

Imagine a world where electricity flows effortlessly without resistance, where transportation becomes instantaneous, and where technology defies all limits. This might sound like science fiction, but the emergence of room temperature superconductors promises to turn this dream into reality. Forget everything you thought you knew about electricity because we are on the brink of a groundbreaking revolution that will reshape industries, transform economies, and redefine what is possible if the claims were true.

Before we continue, you can get LK-99's research paper with this link and learn detailed information about it.

In this electrifying blog post, we delve into the fascinating realm of room temperature superconductors and explore how they hold the potential to change the world as we know it. Prepare to be amazed as we journey into a future that blurs the lines between science and magic!

How would room temperature superconductors change the world: Sneak peek at LK-99's possible future

South Korean researchers said last week that they had developed a material that superconducts at room temperature and pressure. Moreover, it's fabricated from elements like lead, phosphorous, and copper, which are all very commonplace. The study results were posted to a preprint server by the researchers. It's hardly the ultimate example of scientific publishing, but it's a good starting point that opens the door for peer review.

Preliminary theoretical work implies that their astounding assertions are not out of the realm of possible, but it is yet too early to know if their claims will hold up. Nonetheless, many academics still have their doubts. But, if the South Korean researchers are right, LK-99 can have significant impacts in several fields, including but not limited to:

  • Research and science,
  • Nuclear fusion,
  • Energy and power,
  • Transportation,
  • Healthcare,
  • Information technology and computing,
  • Space exploration, and more.

Assuming LK-99 is successfully stabilized as a room temperature superconductor, what would be the implications? Listed below are 10 applications of room temperature superconductors that might have a significant influence on various sectors of the economy.

Energy storage and batteries

Superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) systems would enable efficient and rapid energy storage and retrieval, addressing the intermittency issues of renewable energy sources if we have room temperature superconductors in the future.

Supercomputing and data processing

A superconducting computer system would be able to process data at extraordinary rates with little power consumption. Artificial intelligence, data analysis, and simulations of complex systems would all benefit greatly from such a technical advance.

Advanced medical imaging

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology may be completely transformed by the advent of room temperature superconductors. These superconductors would allow for higher magnetic fields, improving picture resolution and allowing for quicker scanning, both of which would improve diagnostic accuracy and patient outcomes.

Fusion reactors

To keep the fusion reactor's plasma contained, superconducting magnets are essential. Sustainable and clean energy for the globe might be achieved with the help of room temperature superconductors, which would reduce the operational costs and complexity of future fusion power plants.

Quantum computing

A more accessible and scalable road to quantum information processing may be possible with the use of room temperature superconductors.

Future space exploration

Room temperature Superconductors have the potential to greatly improve space missions by allowing for more efficient propulsion and opening up new avenues for exploration.

Power transmission and distribution

Lossless power transmission over great distances, made possible by room-temperature superconductors, might have a profound impact on the energy industry. It would be possible to minimize carbon emissions and power prices if there was less energy lost during transmission.

Magnetic levitation (Maglev) trains

High-speed, frictionless travel on maglev trains is now possible because to the use of low-temperature superconductors. With the advent of room temperature superconductors, maglev technology might be widely adopted at an affordable price and finally bring cities closer together.

Superconducting sensors

The development of very sensitive superconducting sensors, thanks to room temperature superconductors, might have applications in many sectors, including geology, astronomy, and perhaps security.

Renewable energy generation

Wind turbines and solar panels might benefit from the use of room temperature superconductors, increasing the amount of energy they generate.

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  1. Seeprime said on September 8, 2023 at 4:12 pm

    Missing from the “story”: Ukraine’s agreement to never use Starlink for military purposes. This is why.

    Ghacks quality is AI driven and very poor these days since AI is really artificial stupidity.

    1. Karl said on September 12, 2023 at 9:10 pm

      “Elon Musk biographer Walter Isaacson forced to ‘clarify’ book’s account of Starlink incident in Ukraine War

      “To clarify on the Starlink issue: the Ukrainians THOUGHT coverage was enabled all the way to Crimea, but it was not. They asked Musk to enable it for their drone sub attack on the Russian fleet. Musk did not enable it, because he thought, probably correctly, that would cause a major war.”

      1. Karl said on September 14, 2023 at 5:58 pm

        I posted above comment to:

        Not to the following article about Geforce where I currently also can see it published:

  2. Anonymous said on September 11, 2023 at 10:09 pm

    Well, using Brave, I can see Llama 2 being decent, but it is still not great?
    All these AI stuff seems more like a ‘toy’ than anything special, I mean, it is good for some stuff like translations or asking quick questions but not for asking anything important.

    The problem is Brave made it mostly for summarizing websites and all that, but all these Big tech controlled stuff, won’t summarize articles it doesn’t agree with, so it is also useless in many situations where you just want it to give you a quick summarization, and then it starts throwing you little ‘speeches’ about how it doesn’t agree with it and then it never summarizes anything, but give you all the 30 paragraphs reasons why the article is wrong, like if I am asking it what it thinks.

    SO all this AI is mostly a toy, but Facebook with all the power they have will be able to get so much data from people, it can ‘train’ or better say, write algorithms that will get better with time.

    But It is not intelligence, it is really not intelligence all these AI technology.

  3. Tom Hawack said on September 14, 2023 at 2:11 pm

    Article Title: Tech leaders meet to discuss regulation of AI
    Article URL: []

    The eternal problematic of regulating, here applied to AI. Should regulations (interventionism) have interfered in the course of mankind ever since Adam and Eve where would we be now? Should spirituality, morality, ethics never have interfered where would we be now? I truly have always believed that the only possible consensus between ethics and freedom is that of individuals’ own consciousness.

    Off-topic : Musk’s beard looks like a wound, AI-Human hand-shake is a quite nice pic :)

    1. Karl said on September 14, 2023 at 5:55 pm

      Haha, oh dear, Tom.
      I thought that the comments system issue where comments shows up under a totally different article was fixed. But seeing your comment here, the “error” is clearly still active. Hopefully it is sorted as soon as possible.

      1. Tom Hawack said on September 14, 2023 at 6:40 pm

        Article Title: Tech leaders meet to discuss regulation of AI
        Article URL: []

        Hi Karl :) Well, let’s remain positive and see the good sides : one’s comment appearing within different articles (the one it was written form and for, another unrelated one) brings ubiquity to that comment : say it once and it’s published twice, double your pleasure and double your fun (“with double-mint, double-mint gum” and old ad!). Let’s forget the complications and inherited misunderstandings it leads to. Not sure the fun is worth the complications though. Which is why, with a few others here, I include Article Title & URL with comment, to ease a bit the pain.

        This said, I’m trying to find a logic key which would explain the mic-mac. One thing is sure : comments appearing twice keep the same comment number.

        For instance my comment to which you replied just above is originally :


        It then got duplicated to :


        Same comment number, which let’s me imagine comments are defined by their number as before but now dissociated in a way from their full path : that’s where something is broken, as i see it.

        First amused me, then bothered, annoyed (I took some holidays to lower the pressure), then triggered curiosity.
        I’m putting our best detectives on the affair, stay tuned.

      2. Karl said on September 16, 2023 at 8:58 am

        Hehe, yes indeed, staying positive is what we should do. Good comes for those who wait, as the old saying goes. Hopefully true for this as well.

        Interesting that the comments number stays the same, I noted that one thing is added to the duplicated comment in the URL, an error code, the following: “error-code-0x0003”.

        Not useful for us, but hopefully for the developers (if there are any?), that perhaps will be able to sort this comments error out. Or our detectives, I hope they work hard on this as we speak ;).

        Cheers and have a great weekend!

      3. Karl said on September 16, 2023 at 9:18 am

        Whoops, my bad. I just now realized that the error I saw in your example URL (error-code-0x0003) was part of the linked article title and generated by Geforce! Oh dear! Why did I try to make it more confusing than it already is lol!

        Original comment:


      4. Tom Hawack said on September 16, 2023 at 9:20 am

        Article Title: Tech leaders meet to discuss regulation of AI
        Article URL: []

        @Karl, you write,

        “I noted that one thing is added to the duplicated comment in the URL, an error code, the following: “error-code-0x0003”.”

        I haven’t noticed that up to now but indeed brings an element to those who are actually trying to resolve the issue.
        I do hope that Softonic engineers are working on fixing this issue, which may be more complicated than we can imagine. Anything to do with databases can become a nightmare, especially when the database remains accessed while being repaired, so to say.

        P.S. My comment about remaining positive was, in this context, sarcastic. Your literal interpretation could mean you are, factually, more inclined to positiveness than I am myself : maybe a lesson of life for me :)

        Have a nice, happy, sunny weekend as well :)

      5. 💾 said on September 16, 2023 at 12:35 pm

        Correct: AI is certainly overhyped, it’s also advertised by some shady individuals. It’s can also be misused to write poor quality articles or fake your homework.

        16 September 2023, this website is still experiencing issues with posts erroneously appearing in the wrong threads. There are even duplicates of the exact same post ID within the same page in some places.

      6. 💾 said on September 16, 2023 at 8:41 pm

        Clerical error “[It] can also be misused …” you just can’t get the staff nowadays.

        Obviously [#comment-4573795] was originally posted within [/2023/09/14/artificial-intelligence-regulation-tech-leaders/]. However, it has appeared misplaced within several threads.

        Including the following:

  4. Anonymous said on September 14, 2023 at 3:39 pm

    “How much radiation is dangerous?
    Ionizing radiation, such as X-rays and gamma rays, is more energetic and potentially harmful. Exposure to doses greater than 1,000 millisieverts (mSv) in a short period can increase the risk of immediate health effects.
    Above about 100 mSv, the risk of long-term health effects, such as cancer, increases with the dose.”

    This ban is about NON-ionizing radiation limits, because there is too much radio wave power from the iphone. This has nothing to do with the much more dangerous ionizing radiations like X-rays, that are obviously not emitted at all by mobile phones. I invite you to correct your article.

  5. Anonymous said on September 17, 2023 at 5:03 pm

    “ makes history as the first official UFO website”

    I wonder if it’s just smelly crowdsourcing for the spotting of chinese balloons or whatever paranoia they’re trying to instigate, or if they are also intentionally trying to look stupid enough to look for alien spaceships, for whatever reason. Maybe trying to look cute, instead of among the worst butchers of history ?

  6. Anonymous said on September 17, 2023 at 9:12 pm

    “The tech titan’s defense”
    “Whether he provides a clear explanation or justifies his actions”
    “the moral compass”

    You take it for granted that this company should agree being a military communications provider on a war zone, and so directly so that his network would be used to control armed drones charged with explosives rushing to their targets.

    You don’t need to repeat here everything you read in the mainstream press without thinking twice about it. You’re not just pointing interestingly that his company is more involved in the war that one may think at first and that this power is worrying, you’re also declaring your own support for a side in an imperialist killfest, blaming him for not participating enough in the bloodshed.

    Now your article is unclear on how this company could be aware that its network is used for such military actions at a given time, which has implications of its own.

    Reading other sources on that quickly, it seems that the company was: explicitly asked ; to extend its network geographically ; for a military attack ; at a time when there was no war but with the purpose of triggering it, if I understood well. You have to be joking if you’re crying about that not happening at that time. But today you have your war, be happy.

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