Re: Antigravity

Anders Sandberg (
28 Oct 1997 13:07:18 +0100 writes:

> In a message dated 97-10-28 04:07:42 EST, you write:
> << The honest answer is that we do not have antigravity technology, that
> it doesn't appear feasible in any useful way* given the known laws of
> physics, and that at present it doesn't appear on the horizon even of
> theoretical applied science. That may of course change, but it isn't
> something to bet much on (are there an idea future for antigrav?).
> >>
> But we DO have anti-gravity. Im sure you're aware of the floating frogs
> etc..?

Yes, I read the paper about them with interest. But it isn't
antigravity, it is just magnetism overcoming gravity. Nothing
different from maglev trains or the executive toys with a magnet
floating in the air. The solenoid construction they used was
interesting, but obviously not useful for (say) making a antigravity

Making things fly isn't that hard, we have everything from balloons to
jet engines to catapults to do it. Antigravity is something more

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