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Powered by the earth's shaking this machinery responds with a
counter shaking wave in an attempt to cancel out the waves and
hopefully creating a "silence bomb" similar to what my friend Alexi
was working on years ago at IBM for sound, and which I saw my
nephew wear on his ears.
we cannot cancel the ground shaking, but we can cancel
a building from shaking, and if we do it in a coordinated effort we
could protect whole neighborhoods and cities.
Taipei 101 is famous for it's huge ball. [neutrinos_shadow, Nov 09 2021]
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||OK I see that Max RIP had the same idea a few years ago, and
anyway my LTA personal rescue suit was a much better idea,
having people hop up into the air with a safe hydrogen
balloon in the case of a combined earthquake and tsunami.
||(With you just a bit above the ground, and the balloons safely
out of the way, way above you),
||Like a mass damper or vibration absorber (some skyscrapers
have them) but on a tectonic scale?