Re: WTC and Low Tech

From: John Clark (
Date: Thu Sep 20 2001 - 22:36:48 MDT

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky <> Wrote:

> I can't see a rope being much better than jumping. Do they make
> fold-up pocket parachutes/paragliders?

How about a strong lightweight elastic tube, you fasten the tube to the building throw
the other end to the ground, stretch the tube wide enough to get in and then jump.
The energy needed to stretch the tube as you went down would slow you down as
you fell, the fatter you were the more it would stretch and the more energy it would use up,
so it might work for both large adults and small children. Perhaps I just imagined it but
I think I actually heard of something like this somewhere.

     John K Clark

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