Monday, May 25, 2009

Energy Paradox

On one hand, I keep hearing about the need for cheap energy, and a shortage of good materials to get it from.

On the other hand, there's things like This Is Why You're Fat, a cornucopia of calorie-dense, self-indulgent, carnival-type food.

The efficiency's not great, even if we tossed the carnie food straight into the reactor, but if there was some way of making extracting energy from people fun? Like, say, a stationary bicycle that was part video-game. Or that blood-sugar-extracting system?

Also, it frightens me how much of the food on "This is Why You're Fat" seems oddly delicious to me. Clearly must not lead myself into temptation.

2 comments:

saythings said...

I've been saying for years that prisons and daycares should be wired into the grid so that our convicts and children can help provide our energy needs. Convicts like to work out, so that's fairly straightforward. But children? They only have two speeds, right? "High" and "off", so why not take advantage of that? Calmer children + free energy = win!

themadengineer said...

I can extract power from children with hamster-wheel power, but the convicts favorite exercise seems to be the bench press. Not sure how to extract power from that.

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