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1Jun/04Off

To Infinity And Beyond In A Fucking Elevator?

LiftWatch is a site about the future of space elevators and really gave me pause for a second or two especially given the number of artfully conceived parody/humor sites out there and how many times I've been busted for being taken in by them. According to their What is a space elevator page I'm supposed to be skeptical because the technology doesn't exist yet and has its roots in the science fiction stylings of Arthur C. Clarke but that only serves to make me even more suspicious. Then again there are links to places offsite like LiftPort that are soliciting donations to finance the construction of space elevators. If this is a hoax/joke/whatnot it's waaaay out of my depth. Go kooks go!

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  1. hi,

    ya, there has been a huge ‘giggle factor’ to what we are working on, but i assure you, it is real, and we are making progress. its not gonna be easy, but we plan a public demo of our robotic “lifter” in the coming weeks, in seattle. and yesterday we had a large quote in an article at msnbc http://msnbc.msn.com/id/5792719/

    over time (we’ve been working on this for 3 years now) the laughter has gotten softer, but we still hear the jokes about ‘muzak’ and the kid that pushes all the buttons, and of course the fart in the elevator jokes. still, we ahve some big groups working on this thing, and its begining to take shape.

    anyway, thanks for paying attention to our project. keep watching the site, and read our ‘progress reports blog’ if you want.

    take care. mjl
    president, liftport group
    http://www.liftport.com


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