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Faraday Elevators

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evilpenguin, Sep 03 2009

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       So, not a system in which the elevator occupants have to pedal furiously on a van der Giraffe generator until the build up enough static charge for the cast-polypropylene elevator car to rise by repulsion from a similarly-charged plate in the basement, then?
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 03 2009
  

       I'm going to bone (-) for this being completely baked and for not being the idea that [MB] mentioned.
MisterQED, Sep 03 2009
  

       Hmmm. Lifts are already Faraday cages. [-]
wagster, Sep 03 2009
  

       //imperviable to mobile phones   

       impermeous, shorely?
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 03 2009
  

       I'm imperious to mobile phones. Does that count?
wagster, Sep 03 2009
  

       I thought you had to choose between the two, ie either it's impervious or impermiable. I honestly thought you were making a play on words with your "imperviable". I thought it was clever.   

       Now it turns out imperviable is a real word and you were being clever, but for a whole different reason.   

       [crawls back under his friday morning rock]
Custardguts, Sep 03 2009
  

       Imperviable is certifinately a real word.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 03 2009
  

       Perhaps the Faraday eleveator would charge the passenger and lift shaft floor to a suitably high potential. The resultant repulsive force would lift the passenger up the shaft until they reach their destination, at which point they would have to hold on to something and discharge, probably in a spectacular and terminal manner.   

       The potentially lethal result of using the device would be partially offset by it's likelyhood of destroying any cellphone about the users person.
Twizz, Sep 04 2009
  

       Much easier to have a tiny sound-proofed mobile phone lift next to the people one. For enjoyment purposes only, this would use those pneumatic tubes much used to transport cash in department stores of old.   

       All passengers would be required to deposit their phone in the mobile phone lift before embarking.   

       Cunning software would ensure that the right phone was delivered to the right person with a satisfyingly old-fashioned and reliable "whoosh-and-ting" just as they exit the lift at their required floor.
DenholmRicshaw, Sep 04 2009
  
      
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