posted on Dec, 29 2012 @ 10:05 PM
Originally posted by merkins
This is cool and electromagnetism is where the solutions to our energy problems lie, but the problem is how to get useable work from this.
Great step forward I agree but I think the best step forward now is to combine the many new discoveries (and old tried and tested tech) to create the
next generation of technology that can be used for things like travel and powering other devices.
We are now at a point where manufacturing is getting more stable and cheaper, with things like the 3D printer I am sure some smart people out there
could workout how to combine the technology for some really cool inventions that benefit humanity...
However all this stuff has a dark cloud and that is the military and the current corporate complex that will not allow such new discoveries to
flourish if they cannot profit from it (otherwise we would have seen more discoveries like this getting funding and being used in the public).
With this particular tech I agree with another poster, lasers need energy however if they can make it work with something low powered like a DVD laser
they could achieve good results but you also have the matter of heat that will be generated and which needs to be controlled and redirected somewhere
(away from the source). If you are also using the surface to conduct electricity (which they might for sensors and circuitry) then you also have the
many issues that come with electrical circuits that need to be dealt with.
Low power, high output is the way to go e.g. low input power and interaction producing a larger output e.g moving something large or being highly
productive as a result.