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|DREAMS OF PERPETUAL MOTION
My life is full of moments that don't belong in any particular
place or time. One of these was what amounts to a vision--
but which I now suppose was rather a very vivid dream, or
even a premonition--of something akin to a game.
I imagine that I played this game at one point, but I cannot
recollect what it might be called, or even how it might be a
diversion, except that it was riveting, and seemed wholely
wonderful, simply as a consequence of how it worked.
It consisted of a vertical tube of marbles, and a lever that
might lift these marbles, so that each marble would in turn
land on the end of the lever. The way I remember it the tube
contained many marbles. But now I see that that might only be
so if the lever were considerable in length.
Each marble had sufficient weight to lift by leverage the entire
stack of marbles, until the upper-most marble might reach
the upper end of the lever, which now lifted as the fallen
marble took a place at the bottom of the stack.
I do not know the specifics of its operation other than it was
striking in its simplicity. However, the idea stuck with me,
so that recently as best I may I drew up a diagram showing
the most plausible use of the same principles, which I have
come to call "Repeating Leverage".
While I do recall that there must have been a man, an inventor,
who was present in the dream, I do not know his name,
but wonder if perhaps he lives amongst us, or even if he is
my present self, a guiding hand for the impossible dreams
of my younger age.
January 11, 2007
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My writings on Volitional Math may be found at:
The Impossible Machine: Dynamics
Here are links to my blog related to PMM:
Critiquing Newton's Laws of Motion
On Causal Equilibria
On Vector Toggling