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Location: Canada

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Individual vehicle magnetic lift, propulsion transportation system.

I`ve sent a similar proposal to Impact your world but as the`ve set a time limit on any project having an effect in the next two years I doubt if it will be considered as I see a time line of four to five years before we see results.


Individual vehicle magnetic lift, propulsion transportation system.

lol, please don`t shake your head, we have the technology.
The current transportation system has many problems, pollution followed by paving over the country while grid-lock continues to increase. With infrastructure continuing to decay the situation will only get worse even if we manage to eliminate pollution with 100% electric vehicles.
The system needs to be replaced in whole.
We have the basic technology now.
If this seems like a reasonable idea it needs to fund a team of engineers to complete the final prospectus. From this universities from around the world would compete for the best design.
As I`m a fiscally conservative populist the building, management including maintenance or upgrades is put to private tender while the infrastructure is owned by the people.
0 pollution, far fewer paved roads, no grid-lock, initial speeds of 300mph, more jobs globally than workers, with a very good chance the electrical transmission lines in need of about $1T in refurbishing could be replaced by using the maglift system for the transmission of electricity while powering the mag lift system.
Even if we took the crude we convert to gas and burned the crude in a scrubber burner to power a maglift we would not only reduce pollution greatly but increase the efficiency by eliminating the refinery process.
I have spent a few years studying this and have attempted to encourage the Canadian government to kick off a global university design competition with little success as I do not have any engineering degrees. Should you decide to fund this endeavor the money will be used to assemble a team of engineers to finalize the proposal into a format government will understand.
In closing the global economy is faltering, this project will create more jobs than workers and will set the right course for many decades on many fronts.
Should you wish more information of the guidelines for a global university competition or private funding/profit I would be pleased to answer any questions not included in the foregoing.
Thank you
Robert Smith.
British Columbia Canada---
The whole of the global population
Global university competition for the best design. As we have the best and brightest who will be building and using this the most they should also have the final say on all the design components.

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