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    Default Either it's a great idea, or I am insane.

    Or both.

    So I know that there are ridiculously smart people on here who can probably help me out with this idea, and tell me whether it is possible, probable, or if it is an idea that can be manipulated for some kind of use.

    We all know how the opposite polar ends of a magnet attract, and the similar ones repel. Well, I was thinking, can we use the repelling magnetic forces to create an efficient transportation system?

    I suppose the basic idea would be laying a magnetic sheet in the ground, with a certain amount of magnet on the bottom of the vehicle (or object) in question. Then I figured that the height it would rise off the ground could be determined by something weakening the magnetic force and lowering it, or somehow multiplying the force and rising it.

    As a sub idea, it could make the use of chair legs, table legs, shelves to a certain extent, etc obsolete, minus the aesthetically pleasing reasons.

    It could be just some crazy idea, but it just kind of came to me one day and I was hoping that some of the intellects on here could tell me the flaws or provide better ideas.

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    You are insane. Do you know the kind of havoc a magnetic pull of that magnitude would wreak on a city? That being said, I'd be down to take the first ride...

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    I know it's nuts, and I figure so many changes to our evironment would have to be changed because of it.

    But I thought it sounded ridiculously cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antimony View Post

    But I thought it sounded ridiculously cool
    Like I said, I'm down to test it out. Just say the word.

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    i like it but yeah people with earrings or bracelets being pulled onto the track all the time and being run over could be somewhat bothersome after awhile.
    There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.
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    I think it might be a bit expensive to create. And then I do know that the earth's magnetic field changes and the such so there would be so many variables that would need to be controlled.

    It is a very sad idea apparently. Oh well, I can keep trying and hope I don't destroy New York in the process.

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    Yeah, don't test it out on my home town. Bring that mess to L.A.

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    Well, as another thought, it sounds like magnetic energy would make an amazing weapon!

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    Your idea sounds familiar. I've actually heard something like this before...somewhere...

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    I think there's a similar concept applied to certain trains, so it's not as crazy as you think...

    ETA: I knew I'm not making this up: Maglev . I saw a mention of the Tobu-Kyuryo Japanese one in the news quite a while back when it started service.

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