Crossfire wrote:Well, they sure made a prototype... albeit a miniaturized version. Until they make a board that someone can actually stand on, and perhaps even *gasp* move, I won't be that impressed.
I recall watching HouseholdHacker do a similar project for hover shoes, though, people discredit it, (and there's very good reasons people dispute this) at least the shoes float. (Source)
mechana2015 wrote:So what would happen in reality?
0. Absolute best case, guy falls on his rear because you can't balance a magnetic field like that. Nothing else happens.
1. Best case scenario, they all rip off the shoes, tear out the wires and become inert. Possibly while wiping your credit cards of their data as you fall on a mass of magnets before they all deactivate.
2. Worst case scenario, the fields are aligned by a minor slip of a foot and the magnets on one shoe are yanked over the other magnets, with foot still attached and sandwich a foot between 4 strong magnets. A demonstration of what this could feel like involves dropping a 100# metal plate on your foot. I don't advise that.
Rewin wrote:You forgot the really worstest case scenario where both shoes attract to objects in the opposite direction of each other, thus forcing the man to do the splits with 50 lbs of force pulling all the while.
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