Global Electricity Generator

BuckminsterFuller suggested powering human activities simply by exploiting the potential in the different rotation rates of the ground and the magnetosphere. The earth has an iron core, you see, so Fuller envisioned looping wires around the planet to form a virtually inexhaustible generator of free energy for all human needs.

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See also: FloatingCities, SpaceElevator.

Some enterprising soul will run the numbers and see how many watts we could get. Hint, hint.

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