- Timothy Shreffler
- Frederick, MD
- United States
Linux Systems Administrator, Booz Allen Hamilton
We capture a diverse set of energy very efficiently and find a way to transfer it into a system with a large storage capacity.
I was thinking about kinetic watches this morning and began to think more. What if every human being on the planet wore a bracelet that captured kinetic, sound/vibration, and thermal energy. With all the motion (kinetic), all the noise pollution in the world (sound/vibration), and all the humans (thermal) we could capture a lot of energy. Obviously no human wants to wear something bulky but if we could figure out a way to transfer that energy every time we touched a surface maybe it could work? I don't know much about engineering which is why I just posted this as an idea could someone share some insight with me as to if they think this would be feasible? I understand this idea is very crude but if we applied technology to it maybe we'd have a very efficient way of capturing energy. Keep in mind this combination of kinetic, vibration, and thermal energy doesn't just have to apply to only humans we could install energy capturing devices on cars, planes, trains, computers, virtually anything. Maybe the answer to alternative energy isn't so much to find a way to generate an endless source but to become more efficient. If energy cannot be created or destroyed maybe we just need to keep the cycle working for us instead of against us. Essentially we build take micro energy and find a way to connect it building an energy network (big energy). Please expand on this I would love to hear more thoughts this community is amazing and highly intellectual.
Examples of appliances that are already plugged in and could instantly put energy back into the system: Thermal = T, Vibration = V, Kinetic = K
Coffee Maker (TV), TV (TV), Computer (T), Mouse (K), Phone (V), Bed (T), Chair (T), the last two aren't plugged in yet but maybe they could be...