Finally! I’m tired of refueling my car with water. I want a car I never have to refuel!
…But isn’t that completely impossible for about a dozen different reasons?
The old ‘windmill on a car’ idea.
I once designed a very similar device. I drew the schematic in crayon.
Remember when you were very young, you thought it was impossible to run out of money because every time you bought something you got money back in change? This invention works on the same theory.
As should be completely obvious to anyone who’s graduated grade school, all “Wind energy” of a moving car is ultimately generated by the car’s engine. Any fool can understand that reclaiming a small portion of the engine’s output could never fully power the engine.
Worse than that, attaching all this wind-harvesting equipment will actually increase weight and air-resistance, making the engine work harder, burning even more energy!
I liked my crayon schematic better.
This delusional innovator thinks that those funnels up front will “Multiply the energy” somehow. They won’t. Sure, the air in the skinny part of the funnel will be going faster, but there’s less of it. You don’t get something for nothing.
The real mystery here is why this guy thinks that funnels are some magical energy source that everybody else has overlooked! If funnels are so great, why don’t all cars have giant funnels on them? Why don’t wind-farms have giant house-sized funnels in front of them? Why is Tom Olsen the first person on the entire planet to realize the magic of funnels?
An alternative to CDs? For record stores? What decade are you people living in?
The idea here, believe it or not, is that instead of selling music on CDs, music stores should sell their music on disposable mp3 players.
Since it’s completely impossible to deliver music instantly to my computer or my iPod, this is the next best thing. I’ll just go to the store, and buy a new mp3 player that’s already loaded with the music I want to listen to!
They even have the balls to claim it’s “Environmentally Friendly”! Look :
Because your product contains, one recycled material it’s automatically environmentally friendly? Haha, Yea right!
You’re manufacturing a piece of electronics that nobody needs, packaging it, shipping it from the factory to North America, then from the warehouse to the store, all so the customer can use it once before he copies the mp3s to his iPod and never touches your device again!
It would honestly be ten times better for the environment if you left that “recycled plastic” in a landfill where you found it!
The really insulting part is that they’re smart people (one of them is a PhD candidate), they know full well that “Environmentally Friendly” is a baldfaced lie.
Ok, fine, how much does this “replacement for CDs” cost?
$45 a pop, wholesale? Fantastic.