The Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists Forum

Author Topic: Electrical Energy Matrix?  (Read 2774 times)

Offline Hadrian

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 2175
  • Scallywag
    • View Profile
Electrical Energy Matrix?
« on: 10/06/2006 12:33:18 »
Could we get electrical energy from Humans like in the Matrix

What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.


 

Offline daveshorts

  • Moderator
  • Neilep Level Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2583
  • Physics, Experiments
    • View Profile
    • http://www.chaosscience.org.uk
Re: Electrical Energy Matrix?
« Reply #1 on: 10/06/2006 15:47:28 »
Yes you could line lots of people up on exercise bikes, but it would be far more efficient to burn the food you are giving them and run a power plant, humans are not a very efficient way of converting energy.

This was the annoying thing in the plot - if they had been using the humans as a computer, or even to produce some form of mystic energy that would have not violated the second law of thermodynamics...
 

The Naked Scientists Forum

Re: Electrical Energy Matrix?
« Reply #1 on: 10/06/2006 15:47:28 »

 

SMF 2.0.10 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
SMFAds for Free Forums
 
Login
Login with username, password and session length